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Thread #66740   Message #2175051
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Oct-07 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: Re: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
c. 1819-1844, W. R. Walker, Newcastle

The same as Young Henry the Poacher, posted above, but his town changed in verse 2. A few minor word changes elsewhere.

My parents reared me tenderly, good learning gave to me,
But bad companions did me spoil which proved my destiny,
In Lancashire I was bred, near Bolton town did dwell,
My name is young Henry, in Chorley known full well.

Bodleian Library, preserved on the same sheet as the one above.