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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 1
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againe alliteration asks ballad bring brother called carle cold comes copy crowne daughter death doth downe Earl England English Erle euery eyes faire ffaire ffather ffor ffrom ffull fight Gawaine giue gives gold gone ground hand Harl hart hast hath haue head heere Humphrey John King Knight Lady Ladye Land lett letter liffe lines looke Lord loue marke marry meane mind neuer noble Percy poem pray prince printed Queen quoth Richard sayd says shalt shee shold song sonne soone stand Stanley strange sweet tell thee thing Thomas thou thought tooke towne tree true turned vnto vpon wold wood written yett young
Pagina 123 - Strike in their numb'd and mortified bare arms Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary ; And with this horrible object, from low farms, Poor pelting villages, sheep-cotes, and mills, Sometime with lunatic bans, sometime with prayers, Enforce their charity.
Pagina 366 - death is sure To those that stay and those that roam, But I will nevermore endure To sit with empty hands at home. ' My mother clings about my neck, My sisters crying, "Stay for shame ;" My father raves of death and wreck, They are all to blame, they are all to blame. ' God help me ! save I take my part Of danger on the roaring sea, A devil rises in my heart, Far worse than any death to me.
Pagina 523 - But mine the sorrow, mine the fault, And well my life shall pay; I'll seek the solitude he sought, And stretch me where he lay. And there, forlorn, despairing, hid, I'll lay me down and die: 'Twas so for me that Edwin did, And so for him will I.
Pagina xxviii - THE VISION OF WILLIAM CONCERNING PIERS THE PLOWMAN, together with Vita de Dowel, Dobet, et Dobest, Secundum Wit et Resoun, by WILLIAM LANGLAND (1377 AD). The " Crowley
Pagina 124 - Bedlam, and will talk franticly of purpose; you see pins stuck in sundry places of his naked flesh, especially in his arms, which pain he gladly puts himself to...
Pagina 523 - Turn, Angelina, ever dear, My charmer, turn to see Thy own, thy long-lost Edwin here, Restored to love and thee ! * Thus let me hold thee to my heart. And every care resign : And shall we never, never part, My life— my all that's mine ? * No, never from this hour to part, We'll live and love so true ; The sigh that rends thy constant heart Shall break thy Edwin's too.
Pagina 10 - Two goggling eyen like fire farden, A mouthe from eare to eare. Before him came a dwarffe full lowe, That waited on his knee, And at his backe five heads he bare, All wan and pale of blee. Sir...
Pagina 269 - far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.
Pagina 464 - Now God you save, you jolly palmer !' ' Welcome, lady gay ! Oft have I sued to thee for love.' ' Oft have I said you nay.' The pilgrimages undertaken on pretence of religion •were often productive of affairs of gallantry, and led the votaries to no other shrine than that of Venus.* * ' Hermets on a heape, with hoked staves, Wenteu to Walsingham, and her wenches after.' Visions of Pierce Plowman, fo. i. " The following ballad was once very popular ; it is quoted in Fletcher's ' Knight of the Burning...