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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
There Was a Maid Came out of Kent
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THERE 1 was a maid came out of Kent,
    Dainty love, dainty love;
There was a maid came out of Kent,
    Dangerous be:
There was a maid came out of Kent,        5
Fair, proper, small and gent,
As ever upon the ground went,
    For so it should be.
 
Note 1. Quoted by Ritson in his Dissertation on Ancient Songs and Music, in Ancient Songs and Ballads. It occurs in W. Wager’s The Longer thou livest the more fool thou art, 1575. [back]
 
 
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