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FROM HENRY VII. TO MARY.                                            89
a ballad, entitled Lenton Stuff, -which was, in all probability, the same. Elderton's ballad is called— " A new ballad, entitled Lenton Stuff,
For a little money ye may have enough;"
to the tune of The Cramp. " Lenton stuff is come to the town,
The cleansing week comes quickly; You know well enough you must kneel down,
Come on, take ashes tricldy ; That neither are good flesh nor fish, But dip with Judas in the dish, And keep a rout not worth a ryshe " [rush].
[Heigh ho ! the cramp-a.]
It is not noticed by Bitson in his list of Elderton's ballads, Bibl. Poet. p. 195-8; bat Mr. Halliwell has printed it in the volume containing The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom, for the Shakespeare Society. The following is from Pammelia.