The Thirde & Last Part of Conny-Catching: With the New Devised Knauish Art of Foole-Taking. The like Cosenages and Villenies Neuer before Discouered. A Dispvtation between a Hee Conny-Catcher and a Shee Conny-Catcher

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The third and last part of Conny- CATCHING WITH THE NEW deuised knauish Arte Of Foole- taking.

BEING by chance inuited to supper, where were present diuers, both of worship and good accompt, as occasion serued for entercourse of talke, the present trecheries and wicked deuises of the world was called in question. Amongest other most hatefull and well worthy reprehension, the woondrous villanies of loose and lewd persons, that beare the shape of men, yet are monsters in condition, was specially remembred, and not only they, but their complices, their confederates, their base natured women and close compacters were noted: Namely, such as tearme themselues Conny-catchers, Crosse-biters with their appertayning names to their seuerall coosening qualities, as alreadie is made knowne to the worlde, by two seuerall imprinted books, by meanes whereof, the present kind of conference was occasioned. Quoth a Gentleman sitting at the Table, whose deepe step into age deciphered his experience, and whose grauitie in speeche reported his discretion, quoth he, by the two published bookes of Conny-catching: I haue seene diuers

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