Scottish Traditional Versions of Ancient Ballads, Volume 17 (Google eBook)

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Percy Society, 1846 - Ballads, English - 108 pages
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Page 36 - Think on thy soul defiled with sin; For then the fire It does require. Thus think, and smoke tobacco. And seest the ashes cast away; Then to thyself thou mayest say: That to the dust Return thou must. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 36 - Thou art e'en such, Gone with a touch: Thus think, and smoke tobacco. And when the smoke ascends on high, Then thou behold'st the vanity Of worldly stuff, Gone with a puff: Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 84 - IN London was young Beichan born, He longed strange countries for to see ; But he was taen by a savage moor, Who handled him right cruellie ; For he viewed the fashions of that land ; Their way of worship viewed he ; But to Mahound, or Termagant, "Would Beichan never bend a knee.
Page 230 - A GOOD sword and a trusty hand! A merry heart and true! King James's men shall understand What Cornish lads can do. And have they fixed the where and when? And shall Trelawny die? Here's twenty thousand Cornish men Will know the reason why!
Page 85 - Their oaten pipes blew wondrous shrill. The hemlock small blew clear; And louder notes from hemlock large, And bog-reed, struck the ear; But solemn sounds, or sober thoughts, The Fairies cannot bear.
Page 73 - Come, fetch me some of your father's gold, And some of your mother's fee; And two of the best nags out of the stable, Where they stand thirty and three.' She fetched him some of her father's gold, And some of her mother's fee; And two of the best nags out of the stable, Where they stood thirty and three. She mounted her on her milk-white steed, He on the dapple grey; They rode till they came unto the sea side, Three hours before it was day.
Page 78 - Lady Nancy she died as it might be to-day, Lord Lovel he died as to-morrow; Lady Nancy she died out of pure, pure grief, Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow, sorrow, Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow. Lady Nancy was laid in St. Pancras...
Page 233 - Then we hove our ship to, with the wind at sou'-west, boys, We hove our ship to, for to strike soundings clear; Then we filled the main topsail, and bore right away, boys, And straight up the Channel our course we did steer.
Page 35 - Though green at noon, cut down at night, Shows thy decay, All flesh is hay : Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 231 - One and all!' and hand in hand, And who shall bid us nay? "And when we come to London Wall, A pleasant sight to view, Come forth! come forth, ye cowards all, Here's men as good as you ! "Trelawny he's in keep and hold, Trelawny he may die; But here's twenty thousand Cornish bold Will know the reason why!

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