Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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222               THE SUFFOLK MIRACLE.
Her father to the father went
Of the deceased, with full intent                          w
To tell him what his daughter said;
So both came back unto this maid.
They ask'd her, and she still did say 'Twas he that then brought her away; "Which when they heard they were amazed, as And on each other strangely gazed.
A handkerchief she said she tied
About his head, and that they tried;
The sexton they did speak unto,
That he the grave would then undo.                   100
Affrighted then they,did behold
His body turning into mould,
And though he had a month been dead,
This handkerchief was about his head.
This thing unto her then they told,                     ioj
And the whole truth they did unfold ;
She was thereat so terrified
And grieved, that she quickly died.
Part not true love, you rich men, then ; But, if they be right honesfmen                         no
Your daughters love, give them their way, For force oft breeds their lives decay.