in the year of our Lord 1565. They were booth women chyldren, and were chrystened and lyved half a daye. The one departed before the other almoste an howre." It is entirely prose, with a woodcut of the two children, united at the stomach.)
Taken out of the fourth booke of Kinges the V. Chapter.
To the tune of Kynge Salomon. Finis Q. George Mell.
Imprinted at London in Fletestreate beneath the Conduit, at the Signe of S. John Evangelist, by Thomas Colwell.
[Woodcut border in the centre.]
(This ballad was licensed by the Stationers' Company in 1566–7. The story of Gehazi is in what we now call the Second Book of Kings. "A Ballett of Kyng Salomon," probably the original of the tune here referred to, was licensed in 1559–60.)
|As ye this shape abhorre
In body for to have:
In gods power
|So flee such Vices farre
As might the Soule deprave.
To fashion even
Imprinted at London by John Awdeley, dwellyng in little Britain Streete without Aldersgate. The 23. of December.
[Woodcut of a child, the fore part and the back part, inclosed in a woodcut border. Plain border all round. Prose and Verse.]
[A Woodcut with twenty figures, and five verses in black-letter]
To the tune of Damon and Pithias.
Finis. Q. M. Qsb.
Imprinted at London, in Fletstrete at the signe of the Faucon by Wylliam Gryffith. 1568.
A very passionate and beautiful ballad; the burden of which is, "Or els for love I die."
[Music at the top—plain border all round—border, with figures in the centre.]