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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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That if she did deny to yeeld
to him, hee'd serue her so, As he did one in Holborne field
not very long agoe.
11    To this foule sin of rauishment
he likewise did seduce Another youngman, whose consent
gaue ayd to this abuse. For which by law he hath his doome,
to suffer shamefully, Take heed young men how you do come
into leud company.
12   For if young Iones had neuer seene
this wicked Sands his face, He surely now had liuing beene,
but wanting Gods good grace, He was allured by his meanes
to Hue by lawlesse stealth, Thus to maintaine strong drink & queanes
he robd the commonwealth.
13   Some other men of good regard,
he did to robbery draw, All these with him in death haue shar'd,
according to the Law. But he the chiefs occasion was
of these same youngmens ends, Whose deaths haue brought to wofull passe
their parents and their friends.
14   Among the rest one father Iones,
an honest ancient man, With lachrimable teares bemones
the losse of his owne son. But Sands hath run so vild a race,
that few bewaile his death, How many flockt with ioy to th' place
where he did lose his breath.
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