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Posted By: Joe_F
06-Mar-11 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Ballad about a baby tossed into a well?
Subject: RE: Ballad about a baby tossed into a well?
Oddly, the *real* Mary Hamilton, on whom the Child ballad was almost certainly not based, did throw her baby into a well (in Russia, in 1718).