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  1. I just want to thank you for your article about busks and busk points! I have been trying to unravel the multiple layers of entendre in Thomas Weelkes’ “Lord, When I Think”, and your research/scholarly writing has been absolutely revelatory. I can’t wait to share this information with the men in our group who perform this song at our Renaissance Faire, and have had basically no idea what they were singing about. They are in for a little surprise, me thinks……

    1. Lord, when I think what a paltery thing
    Is a glove, or a ring, or a top of a fan to brag of;
    And how much a noddy will triumph in a busk point,
    Snatch with the tag off, then I say
    Well fare him that hath ever used close play.

    2. And when I see what a pitiful grace
    Hath a frown in the face,
    Or a no in the lips of a lady;
    And when I had wist she would be kiss’d
    When she away did go with hey ho I end so,
    Never trust any woman more than you know.

    1. Hi Nita! ! I’d never heard of ‘Lord when I think’ before, but it fits right in with busks/busk points being intimate courtship gifts/sexual trophies! I’m glad that my research has been a help 🙂

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