Would you consider Barbara Allen's treatment of Jemmy Grove to be cruel or not?

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I assume that you are talking about the fictional story of Barbara Allen that has been made famous by folk songs and such.  A version of that is in the link below.

If this is the whole story (and I have not heard or seen any versions of the song that differ greatly from this) then I would say her treatment of him is partly cruel and partly not.

Her original attitude towards...

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