Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE DUCHESS OP SUFFOLK.             299
rative of Fox, anno 1558 [Acts and Monuments, iii. 926, ed. 1641]; but the differences between Fox's account and the story which follows are altogether too great for this supposition to be true.
Katharine, daughter of Lord Willoughby of Eresby, was first married to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and after his death to Richard Bertie, Esq., with whom she was forced to fly from persecution in 1553, taking refuge first in the Low Countries, and afterwards in Poland.
When God had taken for our sinne
That prudent prince, King Edward, away,
Then bloudy Bonner did begin His raging mallice to bewray;
All those that did the Gospell professe                 «
He persecuted more or lesse.
Thus, when the Lord on us did lower,
Many in pryson did he throw, Tormenting them in Lollards tower,
Whereby they might the trueth forgoe: 10 Then Cranmer, Ridley, and the rest, Were burnt in fire, that Christ profest.
Smithfield was then with faggots fild,
And many places more beside; At Coventry was Sanders kild,                           w
At Glocester eke good Hooper dyde; And to escape this bloudy day, Beyond-seas many fled away.
9. There is said to be a place so called in the archiepis-copal palace at Lambeth.