The World turn'd up-side down
OR, Money grown Trouble some.

Shewing the vanity of youngmen, who spend their youthfull days in rioting and want onness, which is undoubtely the High-way to want and Beggary, as you may plainly see in these following lines, wherein the Extravagant doth not only lament his mispent time, but also gives advice to others, to prevent tjose miĀ­series which befell him by his profuse spending till too Late he sees his error.

Tune of, Packingtons Pound.
I Am a young blade that had money good store
But now by debauchery grown very poor
When I had enough to have served my turn
Oh then in my pocket my money did burn
Then straitway I hunted to find out good fellows,
And could not endure to be out of an Alehouse,
But by Whoring and Drinking I now am undone,
And now I am laugh'd at, by every one.
And when I was drunk I must needs have a whore,
By which means I quickly consumed my store;
For I met with a Wench with her powderde locks,
And she for my love furnish me with the Por:
The pains were so great that I could not endure:
The Thyrurgion he would be well paid for his cure.
So by, whoreing and drinking I quite was undone,
And now &c.
With strong protestations she how'd to be true,
Who was both a Whore and a Pick-pocket to,
And when she was gone, to the Tavern I went,
To drink of the best then it was my intent:
But when I my reckoning did come for to pay
This whore she had stole all my Money away,
So I got the Pox and my money was gone,
And now &c.
I' th' Alhouse and Tavern I took my delight,
And seldme lay from them by day or by night;
By which means I now am reduced so low,
That I by their doors in danger do go:
For now they no tell 'tis justice and reason
They should have their money and I lie in Prison,
Thus whoreing & drinking it has me undone,
And now &c.
My Comrades with whom I my money had spent,
And daily was used with them to frequent,
They scoff and do jeer as I by them do go,
And look an me as if they did me not know:
Which adds to my sorrow, my trouble, and grief,
yet cannot by any means find me relief:
For 'tis whoring and drinking that has me undone,
And now I am laugh'd at by every one.
And since I do find how I now am despised
I wish all youngmen would by me be advised,
And if you in youth may be blessed with store,
Oh! keep from an Alehouse and mind not a whore:
And then you will find how your stock will increase,
your lives he a comfort, your conscience at peace;
But by whoreing and drinking I now am undone,
And now &c.
The readirst road to destruction I think,
Is for poor beedless youngmen like swine for to drink,
for they by this means all their sense do drown'd,
And do hoth their souls and their bodies confound:
For a man that is brunk has no reason at all,
And into all Kind of temptation doth fall;
For by whoring & drinking my self I've undone,
And now &c.
When a Whore doth but light of a man that's in drink
his Coyn is her own she doth presently think,
She sawns on him then, and she plays with his hair
And he being drunk is soon caught in a snare:
But while she doth give him a kiss or a smile
Be sure of his Money she doth him beguile:
Thus by whoreing & drinking I am quite undone,
And now &.
Then do not you question what I write to you,
For wofull experience doth tell me'tis true,
And I that for solly so dearly have paid
Thereof would have other men be afraid:
I heartily wish that my vain wanton doing
Might prove as a means to prevent others ruine.
For by whoring & drinking I am quite undone,
And now &
There's no man doth know but be that hath try
When poverty comes how the friendship's deny'd;
And those unto whom you were formerly kind,
Greatest strangers will seen you will certainly find.
But be wise in pour youth your friends will remain.
Who, if you grow poor, will your folly disdain:
For by whoring & drinking I am quite undone,
And now I and laugh'd At by every one.

Printed for P. Brooksby in West-Smithfield.

This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Text Creation Partnership. This Phase I text is available for reuse, according to the terms of Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal. The text can be copied, modified, distributed and performed, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.