The murtherer justly condemned,

Title

The murtherer justly condemned,

Subtitle

or, An account of George Feast, a butcher of Shoreditch, being found guilty ... for the barbarous bloody murther of his wife ... also some account of his penitent behaviour in Newgate. To the tune of, Packingtons pound.

Digital Object

Image / Audio Credit

University of Glasgow Library - Euing, Euing Ballads 223r; EBBA 31714

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Transcription

Come listen a while and a Story you'll hear,
That will strike you with dread & amazement & fear
'Tis of a vile Butcher which with bloody knife,
Without all compassion did murther his wife,

Method of Punishment

hanging

Crime(s)

murder

Gender

Date

Printing Location

[London] : Printed for John Foster, at the Grey-Hound, near the Noah's Ark Tavern, over-against Vine-street At. Giles's in the Fields.

Tune Data

Packington's Pound is often cited as Digby's Farewell,Packingtons Pound or Amintas' Farewell. The tune first appeared in 1671 and was popular for execution ballads (Simpson 1966, pp. 181-187, 564-570).

Files

Euing_1_223b_2448x2448.jpg

Citation

“The murtherer justly condemned,,” Execution Ballads, accessed June 25, 2022, https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/execution-ballads/items/show/919.

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