A caueat o[r warening, for [?]] common cursetor[s vulgarely called [?]] vagabones, set forth by Tho[mas Harman, Esquier, for the [?]] vtilitie and profit of his natur[all countrey. Newly augmented and [?] en]larged by the first author [...] the tale of the second ta[...] crank, with the true [...]or, and also his puni[...] dissembling, most [...] hearer or reader [...]
Harman, Thomas, fl. 1567.

A Autem Morte. Cap. 18.

THese Autem Mortes be maried wemen, as there be but a fewe: For Autem in their language is a Church, so shee is a wyfe ma∣ried at the Church, and they be as chaste as a Cowe: I haue y gooeth to Bull euery moone, with what Bull she careth not. These walke most rymes from their husbands company a moneth and more togi∣ther, being associate with another as honest as her selfe. These will pilfer clothes of hedges some of them go with children of ten or xij. yeares of age if time and place serue for their purpose they wil send them into some house at the window to steale and robbe, which they all in their language, Milling of the ken, & will goe with wallets on their shoulders and slates at their backs, there is one of these Au∣tem Mortes, she is now a widow of fifty yeares old, her name is A∣lice Milson, she goeth about with a couple of great boyes, the yōgest of them is fast vpon xx. yeares of age, and these two do lie with her euery night, and he lyeth in the middes, she saith y they be her chil∣dren that becled be the babes borne of such abhominable belly.