Thetrial o’er, a gallows treble-faced,
Was, for their swinging, in the market placed,
one of the three harangued the mob around,
(His speech was for the others also found)
Then, ’bout their necks the halters being tied,
Repentant and confessed the culprits died.
after this, will doubt the pow’r of prayers?
These silly knaves had banished all their cares;
And when at ease they thought to skip and prance,
Were seized and quickly taught another dance.
On t’other hand, where dire distress prevailed,
And death, in various ways, our spark assailed,
A beauty suddenly his senses charmed,
Who might a prelate’s bosom have alarmed.
So truly fortunate, indeed, his lot,
Again his money, baggage, horse he got;
And, thank Saint Julian, howsoever tossed,
He passed a, blissful night that nothing cost.
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