Old English Ballads: A Collection of Favourite Ballads of the Olden Time

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Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1863 - Всего страниц: 272
 

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Стр. 254 - The dews of summer night did fall, The moon, sweet regent of the sky, Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby.
Стр. 266 - Springlets in the dawn are steaming, Diamonds on the brake are gleaming ; And foresters have busy been, To track the buck in thicket green ; Now we come to chant our lay, Waken, lords and ladies gay...
Стр. 96 - My maids, gae to my dressing-room. And dress to me my smock ; The one half is o the holland fine, The other o needle-work.
Стр. 271 - Which may be ours another day ; And therefore let's be merry. The client now his suit forbears, The prisoner's heart is eased. The debtor drinks away his cares, And for the time is pleased. Though others...
Стр. 126 - For except thou canst answer me questions three, Thy head shall be smitten from thy bodie. "And first,
Стр. 266 - Hounds are in their couples yelling, Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling, Merrily, merrily, mingle they,
Стр. 93 - LORD THOMAS and Fair Annet Sate a' day on a hill ; Whan night was cum, and sun was sett, They had not talkt their fill. 2 Lord Thomas said a word in jest, Fair Annet took it ill : ' A, I will nevir wed a wife Against my ain friends
Стр. 194 - I cannot eat but little meat, My stomach is not good ; But sure I think, that I can drink With him that wears a hood...
Стр. 125 - The following is chiefly printed from an ancient black-letter copy to "the tune of Deny down." AN ancient story He tell you anon Of a notable prince, that was called King John ; And he ruled England with maine and with might, For he did great wrong, and maintein'd little right.
Стр. 181 - AREWELL rewards and Fairies ! Good housewives now may say ; For now foule sluts in dairies Doe fare as well as they : And though they sweepe their hearths no less Than mayds were wont to doe, Yet who of late for cleaneliness Finds sixe-pence in her shoe ? Lament, lament, old Abbies, The fairies' lost command ; They did but change priests...

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