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having her bones reserved in a perfect forme of her body which is to be seene, and now remaines in the aforesaid Hall1."
The ballad is earlier in date than H. G.'s pamphlet2: it may have appeared on April 14, 1635 (cf. the tide), and certainly was in print before the execution of Canbury Bess on April 17.
To the tune of Bragandary dozvne, &c.
I [L]Ist Christians all vnto my song,
'twill moue your hearts to pitty, [Wjhat bloody murders haue beene done,
[o]f late about the City: [W]ee daily see the brood of Cain, [Amjongst vs euer will remaine. [O rn\urder^ lust and murder',
[is] the joule sinke of sin.
1 [Thejre's scarce a moneth within the yeare, [bu]t murders vile are done,
1   On the practice of preserving the skeletons of criminals at the Barber Surgeons Hall see Stow's London, ed. Strype, 1720, book v, p. 209.
2  The pamphlet was registered for publication on April 22, 1635.
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