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"WIDDECOMBE FAIR'

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"Then Friday came, and Saturday noon,
   All along, down along, out along, lee.
 But Tom Pearce's old mare hath not trotted home,
   Wi' Bill Brewer, etc.

"So Tom Pearce he got up to the top of the hill
   All along, down along, out along, lee.
 And he seed his old mare down a-making her will,
   Wi' Bill Brewer, etc."

Now it does not appear from the song why the mare was so dead beat. But a clever American artist, who has illustrated the song, has brought her knowledge of human nature to bear on the story. She has shown in her pictures how that the borrower