The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume 3, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1888 - Ballads, English
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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

I love the old mountain ballads, so this collection is must-have for my library. Read full review

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User Review  - Geoffrey Cubbage - Goodreads

No, I didn't read the whole thing cover-to-cover. What's wrong with you? A fun collection to have around and leaf through. Keep it close to hand for whenever you've got a minute or two to kill and feel like puzzling out some lovely and oddly-spelled English verse. Read full review

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Page 236 - From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head...
Page 173 - I have no money," the young man said, "But five shillings and a ring; And that I have kept this seven long years, To have it at my wedding. "Yesterday I should have married a maid, But she is now from me tane, And chosen to be an old knight's delight, Whereby my poor heart is slain.
Page 106 - 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.
Page 181 - What news? what news? thou silly old man, What news, I do thee pray?' Said he, 'Three squires in Nottingham town Are condemn'd to die this day.' 'Come change thy apparel with me, old man, Come change thy apparel for mine ; Here is ten shillings in good silver, Go drink it in beer or wine.
Page 180 - Now Robin Hood is to Nottingham gone, With a link, a down, and a ' day,' And there he met with a silly old palmer, Was walking along the highway.
Page 174 - Allin as I hear say ; And you shall be married at this same time, Before we depart away.
Page 106 - Will you please to sit down, Cousin Robin," she said, " And drink some beer with me ? " " No, I will neither eat nor drink, Till I am blooded by thee.
Page 136 - They all with a shout made the elements ring, So soon as the office was o'er ; To feasting they went, with true merriment, And tippled strong liquor gillore.
Page 181 - I've a bag for meal, and a bag for malt, And a bag for barley and corn; A bag for bread, and a bag for beef, And a bag for my little small horn." "I have a horn in my pocket, I got it from Robin Hood, And still when I set it to my mouth, For thee it blows little good.
Page 106 - WHEN Robin Hood and Little John, Down a down, a down, a down. Went o'er yon bank of broom, Said Robin Hood to Little John, " We have shot for many a pound: Hey down, a down, a down.

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