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An hundred kisses then,
For my farewel she gave; Crying, " Sweet Barnwell, when shall I
Again thy company have ? 120
" O stay not hence too long;
Sweet George, have me in mind:" Her words bewicht my childishness,
She uttered them so kind.
So that I made a vow, las
Next Sunday, without fail, With my sweet Sarah once again
To tell some pleasant tale.
When she heard me say so,
The tears fell from her eye ; is>
" O George," quoth she, " if thou dost fail,
Thy Sarah sure will dye."
Though long, yet loe ! at last,
The appointed day was come, • That I must with my Sarah meet; 13s
Having a mighty sum
Of money in my hand,
Unto her house went I, Whereas my love upon her bed
In saddest sort did lye. '*>
136. The having a sum of money with him on Sunday, &c, shows this narrative to have been penned before the civil wars: the strict observance of the Sabbath was owing to the change of manners at that period. Percy.