more their <frumps> than thine own welfare

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  • Cagey

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    English - US
    Useful information that should be included with the question:
    This is written in the character of a jilted lover, who is writing a friend, advising him not to spend his time worrying about women:
    It was written sometime in the late 1500's.​

    The OED gives us this definition of frump, which I believe fits here:
    4. pl. Sulks, ill-humour. Now dial.

    The advice is not to worry more about women's bad moods than you do about your own welfare.
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