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11    The ludge gaue sentence thus on me,
that backe I should returne To Newgate, and then at a Stake,
my bones and flesh should burne To ashes, in the winde to flie, Vpon the Earth, and in the Skie. oh murther, &c.
12   Vpon the twelfth of Iuely now,
I on a Hurdle plac't, Vnto my Execution drawne,
by weeping eyes I past; And there in Smith-field at a Stake, My latest breath I there did take : oh murther, &c.
13   And being chayned to the Stake,
both Reedes and Faggots then Close to my Body there was set, with Pitch, Tarre, and Rozen, Then to the heauenly Lord I prayd, That he would be my strength and ayde. oh murther, most inhumane, To spill my husbands blood.
14   Let me a warning be to Wiues,
that are of hasty kinde, Lord grant that all may mend their Hues,
and beare my death in minde, And let me be the last I pray, That ere may dye by such like way. Oh Father for thy Sonnes sake, Forgiue my sinnes for aye.
Printed at London for M.T. Widdow.
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