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Peri-Miri-Dictum, Domini I had three cousins over the sea Peri-miri-dictum-Domini Three or four presents sent they me Pantrum quartrum paradise stantrum Peri-miri-dictum-Domini 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 RG apr97
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