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The Brisk Young Butcher

Also known as: the Butcher and the Chambermaid; The Copshawholme Butcher. This comical 19th Century Broadside ballad tells the story of an unpleasant butcher who takes advantage of a young maid working at an Inn. He pays her a sovereign to lay with him, and in the morning he tricks her out of the money; [...]

Dear Sylvan,

My dearest Sylvan, I hope that this letter finds you in the peak of good health, I am sorry that I have not been there for you lately; somehow I just haven’t been able to find the time. Even though we can measure many years together now I still know so little about you, I [...]