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A VIRGIN MOST PURE. A Christmas Carol still sung in the West of England, taken from Mr. Sandys's Collection. The tunes of this and other Carols are not exclusively appropriated to the words with which they are here united; various Carols are sung to each air.
In Bethlehem city, in Jewry it was, Where Joseph and Mary together did pass, And there to be taxed, with many one mo', For Ca;sar commanded the same should be so. Rejoice and be merry, &c.
But, when they had entered the city so far, The number of people bo mighty was there,
That Joseph and Mary, whose substance was Could get in the city no lodging at ali. [small,
Rejoice, &c.
Then they were constrain'd in a stable to lie, Where oxen and asses they used to tie ; Their lodging so simple, they held it no scorn, But against the next morning our Saviour was born.                                      Rejoice, "Sre.

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