Susanna Cox

DESCRIPTION: German. "Ach market auf, ihr Menschen all." Take warning from the fate of Susanna Cox, who was seduced by her employer Jacob Gehr. She bears a child and kills it. She is tried, convicted, and executed. The story is littered with moral warnings
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Korson-PennLegends); supposedly written 1810 and translated into English by Ludwig Schtark in 1845
KEYWORDS: warning foreignlanguage sex pregnancy homicide death execution warning
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 120-128, "Susanna Cox (Ein Trauerlied enthaltend Die Geschichte der Susanna Cox, weiche in Reading wegen Ermordung ihres Kindez higerichtet werde)" (1 German text plus feeble poetic English translation, 1 tune)
File: KPL120

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