Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 3

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N. Trübner & Company, 1868
 

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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 522 - Till quite dejected with my scorn, He left me to my pride ; And sought a solitude forlorn, In secret where he died. "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.
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...

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