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And when the gallows-tree he trode,
He own’d that he the murder did j
Four of them in one grax?e did ly,
And for the murder I mud die.
O if I could their life reftore,
Ten thoufand worlds I’d give therefore,
From wicked ways I would remove,
That I might die in peace and love.
May this be a warning to mankind,
In courdldp that they may'be kind ;
I promis’d marriage but did not wed,
d ive gallows proves my marriage-bed.
To its cwn proper Tone.
f^Arewel to the pleafures of wooing,
the bank and the lilly fo gay,
i ill once my poor heart was deluded,
and by a falfe cian Hole away.
Young women beware of delufion,
and be not o'er fond of young men,
For foon they’ll prove your confulion,
if once your affeclion they gain.
For firil they’ll (liorten your apron,
and then they’ll fhorten your gown,
But woes me for my bonny laflie,
when once £he begins to look down,

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