The Oxford Book of Ballads - online book

A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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THE SUFFOLK MIRACLE
XXIV
They ask'd her, and she still did say 'Twas he that then brought her away; Which when they heard, they were amazed, And on each other strangely gazed.
xxv
A handkerchief she said she tied About his head, and that they tried; The sexton they did speak unto That he the grave would then undo.
xxvi
Affrighted then they did behold His body turning into mould, And though he had a month been dead This kerchief was about his head.
XXVII
This thing unto her then they told, And the whole truth they did unfold. She was thereat so terrified And grieved, she quickly after died.
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