Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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He bargain'd with two ruffians 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.
Away then went those pretty babes.
Rejoicing at that tide,
Rejoicing with a merry mind,
They should on cock-horse 1) ride.
They prate and prattle pleasantly.
As thej rode on the way,
To those that should their butchers be,
And work their lives' decay.
So^at the pretty speech they had,
*ade 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.
And he that was of mildest mood
Did slay the other there,
I) Stokpaardje.