Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages, Volume 1

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Percy Society, 1840

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Pagina 119 - IT was a' for our .rightfu' King, We left fair Scotland's strand; It was a' for our rightfu' King, We e'er saw Irish land, My dear, — We e'er saw Irish land.
Pagina 120 - The sodger from the wars returns, The sailor frae the main ; But I hae parted frae my love, Never to meet again, My dear ; Never to meet again. W'hen day is gane, and night is come, And a...
Pagina 33 - For by that means I have been brought To hang alive in chains. As I upon a day, Was walking through the street About my master's business...
Pagina 47 - Thus lived in filthy sort, Until their store was gone: When means to get them any more, I-wis poor George had none. Therefore in railing sort, She thrust him out of door ; Which is the just reward of those, Who spend upon a whore. " O do me not disgrace In this my need," quoth he : She called him thief and murderer.
Pagina 24 - Which had not eat in ten days space not one small bit of meat. But God that knows all secrets, the matter so contriv'd, That by this young man's valour they were of life depriv'd; For being faint for food, they scarcely could withstand The noble force, and fortitude, and courage of his hand...
Pagina 42 - Why, dear, thou know'st, I said, How all which I could get, I gave it, and did spend it all Upon thee every whit.
Pagina 22 - And therewithal he gave him a box upon the ear, Which broke his neck asunder, as plainly doth appear: 'Now know, proud Turk, quoth he, 'I am no English boy, 'That can with one small box o'th ear 'The Prince of Turks destroy.
Pagina 21 - A prentice' gallant mind. He was born [and bred] in Cheshire, The chief of men was he ; From thence brought up to London, A prentice for to be. % A merchant on the bridge Did like his service so, That, for three years, his factor To Turkey he should go.
Pagina 61 - And him methinks you should not blame That can well shape a hose, For he may likewise cut and frame A case for your rich nose. In Elderton may be studied the "man in the street...
Pagina 40 - Oh me, sweet George, my grief is great, Ten pound I have to pay Unto a cruel wretch ; And God he knows, quoth she, I have it not.

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