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Not, indeed, that there was any real religious Order of that Denomination : but the Legend of St. Winifred is this. She was a Christian Virgin at Holywell a small Town in Flintshire, fo tenacious of her Chastity, that when a tyrannous Governour laid siege to her, he could not reduce her to Compliance, but was oblig'd to ravish, and afterwards beheaded her in Revenge of her Obstinacy. Vid. Cambden's Britannia by Dr. Gibfon, p. 688. This Tradition forts very well with our Poet's Allution,
(10) will you sterner be,
Than He that dies and lives by bloody drops ?