Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 1

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N. Trübner & Company, 1867 - 1740 pagine
 

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Pagina 12 - Lay me a green sod under my head, And another at my feet ; And lay my bent bow by my side, Which was my music sweet ; And make my grave of gravel and green, Which is most right and meet. Let me have length and breadth enough, With a green sod under my head ; That they may say, when I am dead, Here lies bold Robin Hood.
Pagina 12 - They say, he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him ; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England. They say, many young gentlemen flock to him every day ; and fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
Pagina 33 - A PLEASANT CONCEYTED CoMEDIE OF GEORGE A GREENE THE PINNER OF WAKEFIELD. As it was sundry times acted by the Servants of the Right Honourable the Earle of Sussex.
Pagina 249 - THE FAMOUS HISTORIE OF FRYER BACON, containing the wonderfull things that he did in his life : also the manner of his death, with the lives and deaths of the two conjurers, Bungye and Vandermast. Very pleasant and delightfull to be read.
Pagina 139 - Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow. Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies Deep-meadow'd, happy, fair with orchard lawns And bowery hollows crown'd with summer sea, Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.
Pagina 12 - In my time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot as to learn me any other thing; and so, I think, other men did their children. He taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms, as other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me according to my age and strength; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger; for men shall never shoot well except they be brought up in it. It is a goodly art, a wholesome...
Pagina xlii - NANCY wilt thou go with me, Nor sigh to leave the flaunting town? Can silent glens have charms for thee, The lowly cot and russet gown? No longer...
Pagina 12 - Sir, this is a busy day with us, we cannot hear you; it is Robin Hood's day. The parish are gone abroad to gather for Robin Hood : I pray you, let them not.
Pagina lxxiv - I saw it lying dirty on the floor, under a Bureau in ye Parlour : being used by the maids to light the fire.
Pagina 12 - Robin Hood : the Noble Birth and Gallant Achievements of that Remarkable Outlaw Robin Hood ; together with a true account of the many merry and extravagant exploits he play'd in twelve several stories. Newly collected into one volume by an Ingenious Antiquary.

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