The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume 1, Part 2 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1884 - Ballads, English
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User Review  - Carolyn Finlay - Goodreads

These books are irreplaceable. Versions of the poems and lyrics gathered together 'the definitive reference source for all studies in (...) English literature, folklore and balladry. I came across ... Read full review

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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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Page 326 - Ye'll ne'er get back to your ain countrie." 0 they rade on, and farther on, And they waded through rivers aboon the knee, And they saw neither sun nor moon, But they heard the roaring of the sea. It was mirk, mirk night, and there was nae stern light, And they waded through red blude to the knee, For a' the blude, that's shed on earth, Rins through the springs o
Page 309 - HER mother died when she was young, Which gave her cause to make great moan ; Her father married the warst woman That ever lived in Christendom. She served her with foot and hand, In every thing that she could dee ; Till once, in an unlucky time, She threw her in ower Craigy's sea.
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Page 325 - Her shirt was o' the grass-green silk, Her mantle o' the velvet fyne ; At ilka tett of her horse's mane, Hung fifty siller bells and nine. True Thomas, he...
Page 323 - Her skirt was of the grass-green silk, Her mantel of the velvet fine, At ilka tett of her horse's mane Hung fifty silver bells and nine. True Thomas he took off his hat, And bowed him low down till his knee: "All hail, thou mighty Queen of Heaven! For your peer on earth I never did see.
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Page 416 - But at the end of the third or the beginning of the fourth century...
Page 325 - Now, ye maun go wi' me," she said ; " True Thomas, ye maun go wi' me ; And ye maun serve me seven years, Thro' weal or woe as may chance to be.
Page 282 - Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me : thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
Page 380 - Annales de la Société impériale d'agriculture, industrie, sciences, arts et belles-lettres du département de la Loire , année 1865, 3° et 4° livraisons.

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