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Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of The years 1595-1639

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But words betwixt vs then did passe,
as words to harsh I gaue, And as the Diuell would as then,
I did both sweare and raue.
7     ANd then I tooke a little knife, and stab'd him in the heart. Whose Soule from Body instantly,
my bloody hand did part, But cursed hand, and fatall knife
and wicked was that houre, When as my God did giue me ore
vnto his hellish power.
8   The deede no sooner I had don,
But out of doores I ran, And to the neighbours I did cry,
I kil'd had my goodman, Who straight-way flockt vnto my house,
to see that bloody sight,
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