Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" If my heifer had not ploughed the ground, So easily you had not found
My riddle.                   so
Then Samson did his losses pay, And to his father went his way: But while' with them he there did stay, . His wife forsook him quite, And took another to her love,                            85
Which Samson's anger much did move : To plague them therefore he did prove His cunning.
A subtle thought he then had found, To burn their corn upon the ground ;              90
Their vineyards he destroyed round, Which made them fret and fume. But when they knew that Samson he Had done them all this injury, Because his wife did him deny,                          95
They killed her.
And afterward they had decreed
To murder Samson for that deed;
Three thousand men they sent with speed,
To bring him bound to them.                        100
But he did break his cords apace, And with the jaw-bone of an ass A thousand men, ere he did pass,
He killed.
83. But wisht.

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