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Thread #168571   Message #4072269
Posted By: Joe_F
17-Sep-20 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Phrasing and rhyming
Subject: RE: Phrasing and rhyming
In "The Bold Soldier" we hear

Then he took her to the church, and of course home again.
There they met her father and seven armed men.

"Let us fly," said the maiden. "I fear we shall be slain."
"Hold my horse," said the soldier. "Never fear again."

There, I have always supposed, the switch in pronunciation is deliberate and part of the fun.