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81
WHEN AUGUSTUS CAESAR.
When Augustus Caesar throughout
All the world had made peace, He in Jury for his pleasure,
His revenues to increase, A tax did set on great and small,
Both men and women to return, The same to pay without delay,
Unto the town where they were born.
When aged Joseph with his Mary,
Caesar's precepts to fulfil, After many a weary journey
Came to Bethlehem with good will, To pay their due, with obedience too,
Unto the prince that they were sworn, Whilst they were there, our Saviour dear,
To set us free, that time was born.
Blessed Mary, though a Virgin, Yet a wife, and great with child,
Weary of her blessed burden, Did intreat with speeches mild
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