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AN OLD WOMAN (2), by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old woman / lived under a hill
Last Line: Of a mouse in his life.
Variant Title(s): Miller And Mouse
Subject(s): Mice


THERE was an old woman
Lived under a hill,
She put a mouse in a bag,
And sent it to the mill.
The miller did swear
By the point of his knife,
He never took toll
Of a mouse in his life.







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