The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume 4, Part 2 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1892 - 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 367 - I wad never hae trodden on Irish ground, If it had not been for thee. "I might hae had a king's daughter, Far, far beyond the sea ; 1 might have had a king's daughter, Had it not been for love o thee.
Page 368 - O whaten a mountain is yon," she said, " All so dreary wi' frost and snow ?" " O yon is the mountain of hell," he cried,
Page 367 - I hae seven ships upon the sea The eighth brought me to land With four-and-twenty bold mariners, And music on every hand." She has taken up her two little babes, Kissd them baith cheek and chin: "O fair ye weel, my ain two babes, For I'll never see you again.
Page 368 - She set her foot upon the ship, No mariners could she behold; But the sails were o the taffetie, And the masts o the beaten gold.
Page 500 - When Percy wi' the Douglas met, I wat he was fu' fain ! They swakked their swords, till sair they swat, And the blood ran down like rain.
Page 518 - O hald your tongue, my father," he says, "And see that ye dinna weep for me ! For they may ravish me o' my life, But they canna banish me fro
Page 390 - It's now ten at night, and the stars gie nae light, And the bells they ring ding, dang; He's met wi some delay that causeth him to stay, But he will be here ere lang.
Page 501 - But tell na ane of my brave men That I lye bleeding wan, But let the name of Douglas still Be shouted in the van. 30 ' And bury me here on this lee, Beneath the blooming brier, And never let a mortal ken A kindly Scot lyes here.
Page 512 - Yestreen the queen had four Maries, The night she '11 hae but three ; There was Mary Seaton, and Mary Beaton, And Mary Carmichael, and me.
Page 472 - ... mariners, And bring me to the land ! For yonder I see my love's castle Close by the salt-sea strand.

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