Roman Charity (The Virtuous Wife)

DESCRIPTION: "In Rome I read a nobleman The Emperor did offend" and is sentenced to death by starvation and thirst. But one of the nobleman's daughters gains permission to see him as long as she carries no foodstuffs -- and keeps him alive with her breast milk
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1723 (A Collection of Old Ballads)
KEYWORDS: royalty punishment father children rescue food
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 345-350, "The Virtuous Wife: A New Song" (1 extremely long texxt, 2 tunes)
Roud #27535
File: HGam345

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