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258 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
6.      With grief and great vexation,
Her mother straight did go To inform the Romish clergy The source of all her woe.
7.      The priests were soon assembled
And for the maid did call; They forced her in a dungeon To affright her soul withal.
8.    "Weep not, ye tender ladies,
Shed not a tear for me; Whilst my poor body's burning, My soul the Lord shall see.
9.    "Yourselves you need to pity
On Zion's deep decay; Dear ladies, turn to Jesus, No longer make delay."
10.      In comes her raging mother,
Her daughter to behold; And in her hand she brought An image decked with gold.
11.    "O take from me those idols;
Remove them from my sight. Restore to me my Bible,
In which I take delight."
12.      Instead of gold and bracelets,
With chains they bound her fast; She cried, "Lord, give pardon, Or else I sink at last!
13.    "With Jesus and his angels
Forever I shall dwell; God pardon priest and people, And so I bid farewell."

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