EBBA ID: 20763

Magdalene College - Pepys 2.145
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Ballad Title A New BALLAD of / The Midwives Ghost: / Who appeared to several People in the House where she formerly lived in Rotten- / Row in Holbourn, London, who were all afraid to speak unto her; but she grow- / ing very Impetuous, on the 16th of this Instant March, 1680, declarred her mind / to the Maid of the said House, who with an Unanimous Spirit adhered to her, / and afterwards told it to her Mistris, how that if they took up two Tiles by the / Fire-side, they should find the Bones of Bastard-Children that the said Midwife / had 15 years ago Murthered, and that she desires that her Kinswoman Mary / should see them decently Buried; which accordingly they did, and found it as / the Maid had said. The Bones are to be seen at the Cheshire-Cheese in the said / place at this very time, for the satisfaction of those that believes not this Relation.
Tune Imprint To the Tune of, When Troy Town, &c.
Standard Tune Title Queen Dido; Troy Town
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