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The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose off the commonBut leaves the greater villain looseWho steals the common from the goose.
The law demands that we atoneWhen we take things we do not ownBut leaves the lords and ladies fineWho takes things that are yours and mine.The poor and wretched don’t escapeIf they conspire the law to break;This must be so but they endureThose who conspire to make the law.
The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the commonAnd geese will still a common lackTill they go and steal it back.
‘Protest Ballad, Anon. circa 1635’
England Upturn’d is an adventure set during the English Civil War, for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.