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Magdalene College - Pepys
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.
Date Published 1680
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Imprint London, Printed for T. Vere, at the Sign of/ the Angel in Guiltspur-Street. 1680.
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Collection Magdalene College - Pepys
Page 2.145
Location Pepys Library
Shelfmark Pepys Ballads 2.145
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  Part 1
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.
First Lines TO speak of Murthers that have been / committed in our Sphear of late;
Refrain
Album Page 1/2 sheet oblong folio, 204 x 310
Condition cropped right edge, torn top edge, damaged surface, uneven inking
Ornament cast fleurons