Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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SAMSON.                                  205
When all his foes were laid in dust, , ids Then Samson was full sore athirst; In God therefore was all his trust,
To help his fainting heart: For liquor thereabout was none: The Lord therefore from the jaw-bone no Did make fresh water spring, alone
To help him.
Then Samson had a joyfull spright,
And in a city lay that night,
Whereas his foes, with deadly spited                ns
Did seek his life to spill: But he at midnight then awakes, And tearing down the city gates, With him away the same he takes
Most stoutly. 120
Then on Delilah, fair and bright, Did Samson set his whole delight, Whom he did love both day and night,
Which wrought his overthrow. For she with sweet words did entreat, 125 That for her sake he would repeat Wherein his strength, that was so great,
At length, unto his bitter fall,
And through her suit, which was not small, mo
He did not let to show her all
The secrets of his heart. " If that my hair be cut," quoth he,

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