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Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_205055
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And they had sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.
They took a plough and plough'd him down,
Put clods upon his head.
And they hae 1) sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on.
And show'rs began to fall;
John Barleycorn got up again.
And sore surpris'd them all.
The sultry suns of Summer came,
And he grew thick and strong,
His head weel 2) arm'd wi' 3) pointed spears.
That no one should him wrong.
The sober Autumn enter'd mild,
When he grew wan and pale;
His bending joints and drooping head ' '
Show'd he began to fail.
His colour sicken'd more and more.
He faded into age,
And then his enemies began
To show their deadly rage.
They've taen 4) a weapon, long and sharp,
And cut him by the knee;
Then ty'd him fast upon a cart,
Like a rogue for forgery.
i; Hae, have. 2) Weel, well. 3) Wi, with. 4) Taen, taken.