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" Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we ; I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree. "
The Works of John Webster - Page 124
by John Webster, Alexander Dyce - 1880
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The works of George Peele, Volume 1

George Peele, Arthur Henry Bullen - Drama - 1888
...Frolic, in the dark : but seeing it falls out thus, let us rehearse the old proverb — 21 " Three s merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we : I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree." Fan, Hush ! a dog in the wood,...
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The Making of Christopher Ferringham

Beulah Marie Dix - 1901 - 453 pages
...ginger hot i' the mouth!" He gulped a swallow of the wine. "Why do ye not sing up, Stewkley, ha ? ' Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we, As ever did sing in a hempen string, Under the gallows' tree, The gallows' —' " The earthen mug fell...
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Twelfe Night: Or, What You Will

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1901 - 434 pages
...may be the original. Anticke, one of the characters, says : ' — let us rehearse the old proverb : Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we ; I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree.' [I, i, p. 208, ed. Dyce.] I...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Twelfe night, or, What you will. 1901

William Shakespeare, Modern Language Association of America - 1901
...may be the original. Anticke, one of the characters, says : • — let us rehearse the old proverb : Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we ; I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree.' [I, i, p. 208, ed. Dyce.] I...
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A glossary to the works of William Shakespeare

Alexander Dyce - English language - 1902 - 570 pages
...i2N. ii. 3. 81 : Alluding to an old ballad, of which a stanza is given in Peele's The Old Wives Tale: "Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we; I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree." three-nook'd, " Having three corners...
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Yale Studies in English, Volume 33

Literary Collections - 1908
...Ballads: Then Robin Hood took them by the hands With a hey, &c. And danced about the oak-tree; For three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we. 485. troule the blacke bowle to me. ' Trowle, or trole the bowl was a common phrase in drinking for...
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The knight of our burning pestle

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Drama - 1908 - 309 pages
...ChapP'-ll in hi« Popular Music of the Olden Time 1. 216, prints the tune to a catch which runs thus: Three merry men and three merry men And three merry men be we a, I in the wood, and thou on the ground And Jack sleeps in the tree. These verses are rehearsed in...
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Master Skylark: Or, Will Shakespeare's Ward ; a Dramatization from the Story ...

Edgar White Burrill - 1909 - 177 pages
...Queen! [All drink.] — Come, a new trio, Will. [Joining hands with HEYWOOD and SHAKESPEARE, sings:] Three merry men, and three merry men, And three merry men be we As e'er did sing on a day in Spring Beneath a Stratford tree ! [Laughter, as he comically dances at...
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The knight of the burning pestle and A king and no king

Francis Beaumont - Drama - 1910 - 361 pages
...printed by Chappell (Woolbridge ed., i, 1 9 7) from a manuscript commonplace book, w ith the words, — " Three merry men, and three merry men, and three merry men be we ; I in the wood, and thou on the ground, and Jack sleeps in the tree. ' ' The words are found in Peele's...
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The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists: Excluding Shakespeare; Selected Plays

William Allan Neilson - English drama - 1911 - 878 pages
...fellow Frolic, in the dark ; but seeing it falls out thus, let us rehearse the old proverb : " Thaee I turn upon the vulture. SCENE IX.' MORCA, VOLPONE. [Ente ; u I in the wood, and thou on the ground, And Jack sleeps in the tree." Fan. Hush ! a dog in the wood,...
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