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The 31st Pilgrim—Sister Bettie

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7378.1508 (Published 21 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1508
  1. J W Fletcher, retired general practitioner
  1. Woodbridge, Suffolk

    A sister too, there was, a worthy woman


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    (Credit: KOBAL COLLECTION)

    That in her own ward held just dominion,

    A wenche thikke and well-I-growen was

    With pointed nose and eyghen mischievous

    And buttocks brode and brestes round and hye

    But right fair werr her cheekes, I wol not lye.

    Girt close she was with starched apron

    In proper modesty and nice discretion

    While at her waist she wore a belte red

    A smalle cap she had upon her head.

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