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Children in the wood

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Title:
Children in the wood
Uniform Title:
Children in the wood (Ballad)
Creator:
McLoughlin Bros., inc ( Publisher )
Place of Publication:
New York
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McLoughlin Bros.
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English
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

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Orphans -- Juvenile fiction ( lcsh )
Shaped books (Publishing) -- 1897 ( rbpub )
Bldn -- 1897
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Shaped books (Publishing) ( rbpub )
fiction ( marcgt )
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

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Cover title.

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thieancorntile







NOW ponder well, you parents dean,
These words which I shall write;
A doleful story you shall hear,
In time brought forth to light.

A gentleman of good account,
In Norfolk dwelt of late,

Who did in honor far surmount
Most men. of his estate.

Sore sick he was, and like to die,
No help his life could save;
His wife by him as sick did lie,
And both possessd one grave.

No love between these two was lost,
Each was to other kind,

In love they livd, in love they died,
And left two babes behind:

The one a fine and pretty boy,
Not passing three years old;
The other a girl, more young than he,
And fram’d in beauty’s mould. The Baldwin Library

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i. SORa Sy bit; 5 4 Ter “4
& \ Ne ae * Hopi v cy EET 4
{ee Saad “i (he eee
Bas NY

Thus wandered these poor innocents, —
Till death did end their grief, =
In one anothers arms they died,
As. wanting due relief.
No burial this pretty pair
Of any man receives, -
Till Robin-red-breast ptously

Did cover them with leaves.

And now the heavy wrath of God
pon their uncle tell,

Yea, fearful fiends did haunt hy

His conscieng





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The father left his little son,
As plainly doth appear,

When he to perfect age should come,
Three hundred pounds a year.

And to his little daughter Jane,
Five hundred pounds in gold,
To be paid down on marriage-day,
Which might not be controll'd.

But if the children chance to die,
Ere they to age should come,

Their uncle should possess their wealth ;
For so the will did run.

Now, brother, said the dying man,
Look to my children dear,
_ Be good unto my boy and girl,
No friends else have they here:

To God and you I recommend
My children dear this day ;
But little while be sure we have

Within this world to stay.











Now, brother, sate the dying man,
Look to my chiloren dear,
Be good unto my boy and girl,
No friends else have they here:













God never prosper me nor mine,
Nor aught else that I have,

If I do wrong your children dear,
When you are laid in grave.

The parents being dead and gone,
The children home he takes,

And brings them straight unto his house,
Where much of them he makes.

He had not kept these pretty babes
A twelve-month and a day,

But, for their wealth, he did devise
To make them both away.

He bargain’d with two ruffans strong,
Which were of furious mood,

That they should take these children young
And slay them in a wood.

He told his wife an artful tale,
He would the children send
To be brought up in fair London
With one that was his friend.











Ano he that was of mildest mood,
Did slay the other there,
Within an unfrequented wood ;
he babes did quake for fear |







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m
R ashi
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Away then went those pretty babes,
Rejoicing at that tide,

Rejoicing with a merry mind,
They should on cock-horse ride.

They prate and prattle pleasantly,
As they ride on the way,

To those that should their butchers be,
And work their lives’ decay ;

So that the pretty speech they had,
Made Murder's heart relent;

And they that undertook the deed.
Full sore did now repent.

Yet one of them more hard of heart,
Did vow to do his charge,

Because the wretch that hired him,
Had paid him very large.

The other won't agree thereto,
So here they fall to strife;
With one another they did fight,

About the children’s life.















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SK’ ty
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(a is $

WES Gel .

w SS \ ae FA Let GeO

Ne we as et vi Mak os AN we ig. c

And he that was of mildest mood,
Did slay the other there,

Within an unfrequented wood:

The babes did quake for fear!

He took the children by the hand,
Tears standing in their eye,

And bade them straightway follow him,
And look they did not cry:

And two long miles he led them on,
While they for food complain:

Stay here, quoth he, V'll bring you bread,
When I come back again.

These pretty babes, with hand in hand,
Went wandering up and down;

But never more could see the man
Approaching from the town:

Their pretty lips with black-berries,
Were all besmeared and dyed,

And when they saw the darksome night,
They sat them down and cried.





hus wandered these poor innocents,
Lill death O10 end their grief,
jn one another’s arms they died,
As wanting due relief:









le bargatn’d with
two ruthan's
Lo slay them in the wooo,

The une







You must be father and mother both,
And uncle all in one;

God knows what will become of them,
When I am dead and gone.

With that spoke out their mother dear,
O brother kind, quoth she,

You are the man must bring our babes
To wealth or misery.

And if you keep them carefully,
Then God will you reward ;
But if you otherwise should deal,
God will your deeds regard.
With lips as cold as any stone,
They kiss’d their children small;

God bless you both, my children dear,
With that the tears did fall.

These speeches then their brother spoke
To this sick couple there,

The keeping of your little ones
Sweet sister, do not fear:






He pawn'd and mortgaged
3 all his land
Ere seven years .
came about,
And now at length this wicked act
Did by this means come out:

The fellow, that did take in hand
These children for to kill,
Was for a robbery judg'd to die,
Such was God's blessed will:

Who did confess the very truth,
As here hath been displayd,
Their uncle having died in gaol,

Where he for debt was laid.

You that executors be made,
And overseers eke

Of children that be fatherless,
And infants mild and meek;








Take you example by this thing,
And yield to each his mght,
Lest God with such like misery
Your wicked a ae















Full Text
thieancorntile




NOW ponder well, you parents dean,
These words which I shall write;
A doleful story you shall hear,
In time brought forth to light.

A gentleman of good account,
In Norfolk dwelt of late,

Who did in honor far surmount
Most men. of his estate.

Sore sick he was, and like to die,
No help his life could save;
His wife by him as sick did lie,
And both possessd one grave.

No love between these two was lost,
Each was to other kind,

In love they livd, in love they died,
And left two babes behind:

The one a fine and pretty boy,
Not passing three years old;
The other a girl, more young than he,
And fram’d in beauty’s mould. The Baldwin Library

ey)
; : KmB re “






robe Z
ve t

oye ot i Oven

pecan ae is!

Me









730

,
a a
q

; Zz ‘ \ ST
ope Be BLN Pt, SO Se VE
Wy Ss * < SN
. A (es Py TR AN Kaige 3 RWS RES
ol Wo om fi oi WO
N&R aed iy 2 i 4g Hy > \ ABS > OS gin, pute Spr heirs zy
i. SORa Sy bit; 5 4 Ter “4
& \ Ne ae * Hopi v cy EET 4
{ee Saad “i (he eee
Bas NY

Thus wandered these poor innocents, —
Till death did end their grief, =
In one anothers arms they died,
As. wanting due relief.
No burial this pretty pair
Of any man receives, -
Till Robin-red-breast ptously

Did cover them with leaves.

And now the heavy wrath of God
pon their uncle tell,

Yea, fearful fiends did haunt hy

His conscieng


——



&
SRN

SS Ss
Ss

LK



The father left his little son,
As plainly doth appear,

When he to perfect age should come,
Three hundred pounds a year.

And to his little daughter Jane,
Five hundred pounds in gold,
To be paid down on marriage-day,
Which might not be controll'd.

But if the children chance to die,
Ere they to age should come,

Their uncle should possess their wealth ;
For so the will did run.

Now, brother, said the dying man,
Look to my children dear,
_ Be good unto my boy and girl,
No friends else have they here:

To God and you I recommend
My children dear this day ;
But little while be sure we have

Within this world to stay.








Now, brother, sate the dying man,
Look to my chiloren dear,
Be good unto my boy and girl,
No friends else have they here:










God never prosper me nor mine,
Nor aught else that I have,

If I do wrong your children dear,
When you are laid in grave.

The parents being dead and gone,
The children home he takes,

And brings them straight unto his house,
Where much of them he makes.

He had not kept these pretty babes
A twelve-month and a day,

But, for their wealth, he did devise
To make them both away.

He bargain’d with two ruffans strong,
Which were of furious mood,

That they should take these children young
And slay them in a wood.

He told his wife an artful tale,
He would the children send
To be brought up in fair London
With one that was his friend.





Ano he that was of mildest mood,
Did slay the other there,
Within an unfrequented wood ;
he babes did quake for fear |




h,
S| eye

ill

at Wega eal

m
R ashi
4 NN ait! it
ar yy

Away then went those pretty babes,
Rejoicing at that tide,

Rejoicing with a merry mind,
They should on cock-horse ride.

They prate and prattle pleasantly,
As they ride on the way,

To those that should their butchers be,
And work their lives’ decay ;

So that the pretty speech they had,
Made Murder's heart relent;

And they that undertook the deed.
Full sore did now repent.

Yet one of them more hard of heart,
Did vow to do his charge,

Because the wretch that hired him,
Had paid him very large.

The other won't agree thereto,
So here they fall to strife;
With one another they did fight,

About the children’s life.












& «,
g o* sa w’y | yes ¥

! yas a Vhy pn,







SK’ ty
yy I :
(a is $

WES Gel .

w SS \ ae FA Let GeO

Ne we as et vi Mak os AN we ig. c

And he that was of mildest mood,
Did slay the other there,

Within an unfrequented wood:

The babes did quake for fear!

He took the children by the hand,
Tears standing in their eye,

And bade them straightway follow him,
And look they did not cry:

And two long miles he led them on,
While they for food complain:

Stay here, quoth he, V'll bring you bread,
When I come back again.

These pretty babes, with hand in hand,
Went wandering up and down;

But never more could see the man
Approaching from the town:

Their pretty lips with black-berries,
Were all besmeared and dyed,

And when they saw the darksome night,
They sat them down and cried.


hus wandered these poor innocents,
Lill death O10 end their grief,
jn one another’s arms they died,
As wanting due relief:






le bargatn’d with
two ruthan's
Lo slay them in the wooo,

The une




You must be father and mother both,
And uncle all in one;

God knows what will become of them,
When I am dead and gone.

With that spoke out their mother dear,
O brother kind, quoth she,

You are the man must bring our babes
To wealth or misery.

And if you keep them carefully,
Then God will you reward ;
But if you otherwise should deal,
God will your deeds regard.
With lips as cold as any stone,
They kiss’d their children small;

God bless you both, my children dear,
With that the tears did fall.

These speeches then their brother spoke
To this sick couple there,

The keeping of your little ones
Sweet sister, do not fear:



He pawn'd and mortgaged
3 all his land
Ere seven years .
came about,
And now at length this wicked act
Did by this means come out:

The fellow, that did take in hand
These children for to kill,
Was for a robbery judg'd to die,
Such was God's blessed will:

Who did confess the very truth,
As here hath been displayd,
Their uncle having died in gaol,

Where he for debt was laid.

You that executors be made,
And overseers eke

Of children that be fatherless,
And infants mild and meek;








Take you example by this thing,
And yield to each his mght,
Lest God with such like misery
Your wicked a ae