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Thread #2574   Message #2743786
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
11-Oct-09 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
The Workhouse Boy is here: Workhouse Boy - DT.

There are three copies in the Bodleian; here's one printed in Birmingham: The Workhouse Boy - Pratt of Birmingham. The broadside texts make it clear that he fell in the soup while trying to get some more:

  To gain his fill, the boy did stoop,
  And dreadful to tell he vas boiled in the soup.


Mick