Thus when a good housewife sees a rat
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THUS WHEN A GOOD HOUSEWIFE SEES A RAT. AKA and see "Twas when the sea was roaring," "Lovely Lass to a Friar Came (1) (A)." English, Air. The tune appears under this title in John Gay's Beggar's Opera (1728, Act II, Op. 43), sung by Lucy Lockit and McHeath. It also appears in Watts' Musical Miscellany (1731).