Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Which now so fair and long you see, Like other men then shall I be                           iss
In weakness."
Then through deceit which was so deep,
She lulled Samson fast asleep;
A man she call'd, which she did keep,
To cut off all his hair.                                        i#>
Then did she call his hateful foes, Ere Samson from her lap arose, Who could not then withstand their blows, For weakness.
To bind him fast they did devise,                   
Then did they put out both his eyes; In prison wofully he lies,
And there he grinds the mill. But God remembered all his pain, And did restore his strength again,                iso
Although that bound he did remain In prison.
The Philistines now were glad of this ;
For joy they made a feast i-wiss,
And all their princes did not miss                      i&s
To come unto the same. And being merry bent that day, For Samson they did send straightway, That they might laugh to see him play
Among them.               i<*
Then to the house was Samson led, And when he had their fancies fed,