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Peri-Miri-Dictum, Domini

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Peri-Miri-Dictum, Domini

I had three cousins over the sea
Three or four presents sent they me
     Pantrum quartrum paradise stantrum

The first was a bird without a bone
The second was a cherry without a stone.

The thirs was a book that no man's read
The fourth was a blanket without a thread.

Can there be a bird without a bone?
Can there be a cherry without a stone?

A bird in the egg's without a bone
A cherry in the bud's without a stone.

Can there be a book that no man's read?
Can there be a blanket without a thread?

A book in the press, that no man's read
A blanket in the wool's without a thread.

From The Ballad Book, Niles
Collected from Cora L. Swift, OH, 1934

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