The History of Leith

June 15, 2006

Samson’s Foxes

This ballad begins: ‘FROM the fine Roman Whore, or Geneva Slut; / The one dawbed with Paint, the other with Smut; / From the Beast’s horned Head, or his cloven Foot, / Libera, &c.’ The text preceding it reads: ‘A New Litany, / To the Tune of, An old Courtier of the Queen.’ It was. for more click here

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