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Ballad - Roud Number: V4485

Title: The old man, his children, and the bundle of sticks. A fable

First Line: A good old man, no matter where

Authors:  More, Hannah, 1745-1833


ESTC: T42174


IconClass Codes:
31E112: Assembly of relatives ~ dying person
42B741: Father and child(ren), man and child(ren) (family group)
42G222: Brothers or sisters (second degree family relationships)
98B(SCYLURUS)68: Death of Scylurus: the Scythian king, on his deathbed, enjoins his eighty sons to break a bundle of rods (or arrows) tied together; when they can't do this, he breaks the rods one by one, thus teaching them that united they will be strong, divided weak

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