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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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And with a brauing impudence,
he did the Bench outface, Not shewing any reuerence,
to any in that place.
7   The facts he was indited for,
were three enormous1 sinnes, Which God and nature doth abhor,
the least damnation winnes, Without the speciall grace of God,
for which he neuer sought, Nor neuer seemed to be sad,
for that which he had wrought.
8   The Maid that on Saint lames his day,
was found neere Hoi borne dead, Tis thought this wretch did make away,
if all be true that's sed. From her he tooke away twelue pound,
and then to make all sure, He strangled her, as she was found,
his safety to procure.
9    BUt no such crimes can be conceal'd, old time will find them out,
And haue them to the world reueal'd,
and publisht all about, As this strange murder came to light,
by Sands his owne confession, When as he sought with all his might,
to act a foule transgression,
io Vpon the body of a Maid,
whom he perforce did rauish, If she oppos'd his will he said, with speeches somewhat lauish:
1 Text enornous.
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