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GEORGE BARNWELL. 215
" Good Barnwell," then quoth she,
" Do thou to Shorediteh come, And ask for Mrs. Milwood's house, »
Next door unto the Gun.
" And trust me on my truth,
If thou keep touch with me, My dearest friend, as my own heart
Thou shalt right welcome be." «
Thus parted we in peace,
And home I passed right; Then went abroad, and gathered in,
By six o'clock at night,
An hundred pound and one: «
With bag under my arm I went to Mrs. Millwood's house,
And thought on little harm.
And knocking at the door,
Straightway herself came down ; s«
Rustling in most brave attire,
With hood and silken gown.
Who, through her beauty bright,
So gloriously did shine, That she amaz'd my dazzling eyes, «5
She seemed so divine.
She took me by the hand,
And with a modest grace, " Welcome, sweet Barnwell," then quoth she,
" Unto this homely place. «i