The Oxford Book of Ballads - online book

A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Easter Hymns

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
The Suffolk Miracle
A WONDER stranger ne'er was known Than what I now shall treat upon. In Suffolk there did lately dwell A farmer rich and known full well.
He had a daughter fair and bright, On whom he placed his chief delight; Her beauty was beyond compare, She was both virtuous and fair.
A young man there was living by, Who was so charmed with her eye. That he could never be at rest; He was by love so much possest.
He made address to her, and she Did grant him love immediately ; But when her father came to hear, He parted her and her poor deal.
Forty miles distant was she sent, Unto his brother's, with intent That she should there so long remain, Till she had changed her mind again. 866
Previous Contents Next