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" The fairies lost command ; They did but change priests' babies, But some have changed your land : And all your children sprung from thence Are now grown Puritans; Who live as changelings ever since, For love of your domains. "
The Norfolk garland: a collection of the superstitious beliefs and practices ... - Page 62
edited by - 1872 - 405 pages
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The Poems of Richard Corbet, Late Bishop of Oxford and of Norwich

Richard Corbet, Octavius Gilchrist - English poetry - 1807 - 260 pages
...maydes were wont to doe, Yet who of late for cleaneliness, OR, Lament, lament, old abbies, The Faries lost command ; They did but change priests babies,...some have changd your land : And all your children sprung from thence Are now growne Puritanes ; Who live as changelings ever since For love of your demaines....
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...to doe, Yet who of late for clean el iness Finds six-pence in her shoe ? Lament, lament, old Abbies, The fairies lost command ! They did but change priests...: And all your children stoln from thence Are now growne Puritanes, Who live as changelings ever since, For love of your demaines. At morning and at...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...who of late for cleaneliness, Finds sixe-pence in her shoe ? Lament, lament, old abbies, The Paries lost command ; They did but change priests' babies,...some have chang'd your land And all your children sprung from thcnct Are now growne Puritanes ; Who live as changelings ever since For love of your demaines....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 3

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1812
...ckaneliness Finds sixe-pence in her shoe ? I-ament, lament old Abbies, The fairies lost command ; 10 They did but change priests babies, But some have...* And all your children stoln from thence Are now growne Puritanes, Who live as changelings ever since, 15 For 1ove of your demaines. At At morning and...
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The Cambridge Tart: Epigrammatic and Satiric-poetical Effusions; &c. &c ...

Richard Gooch - College verse - 1823 - 289 pages
...Do fare as well as they ; And tho' they sweep their hearths no less Than maids were wont to do, Yet who of late for cleanliness Finds six-pence in her shoe ? Lament, lament old abbies, The fairies' last command : 1 They did but change priests' babies, But some have changed...
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Researches in the South of Ireland: Illustrative of the Scenery ...

Thomas Crofton Croker - Ireland - 1824 - 393 pages
...produce and means of travelling, is notorious. CHAPTER VIII. YOUGHALL.* " Lament, lament, old abbies The fairies lost command ! They did but change priests...: And all your children stol'n from thence Are now growne Puritanes, Who live as changelings ever since, For love of your domains." Bishop Corbet. YOUGHALL,...
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Researches in the south of Ireland, with an appendix [by J. Adams ...

Thomas Crofton Croker, Jane Adams (of co. Wexford.) - 1824
...produce and means of travelling, is notorious. CHAPTER VIII. YOUGHALL.* Lament, lament, old abbies The fairies lost command ! They did but change priests...your land : And all your children stol'n from thence Arc now growne Puritanes, Who live as changelings ever since, For love of your domains." Bishop Corbet....
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Effigies Poeticae, Or, The Portraits of the British Poets: Illustrated by ...

Barry Cornwall - Poets, English - 1824 - 112 pages
...The Fairies' Farewell," is au affected Lament over the olden times. " Lament, lament old abbies, The fairies' lost command ; They did but change priests? babies, But some have changed your land." The third line sounds oddly enough ; but the bishop was a wag, though not much...
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Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft: Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq

Sir Walter Scott - Demonology - 1830 - 338 pages
...fare as well as they ; And though they sweep their hearths no less Than maids were wont to do, Yet who of late for cleanliness Finds sixpence in her...They did but change priests' babies, But some have changed your land ; And all your children sprung from hence Are now grown Puritans, , Who live as changelings...
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