Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Loose and Humorous Songs, Volume 4

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N. Trübner, 1867 - Ballads, English - 127 pages
 

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Page 39 - After him succeeded, by the general council, one Cock Lorrell, the most notorious knave that ever lived.' . . By trade he was a tinker, often carrying a pan and hammer for shew ; but when he came to a good booty, he would cast his profession into a ditch, and play the padder.
Page 77 - We weare more fantastical fashions than any nation under the sun doth, the French only excepted ; which hath given occasion to the Venetian, and other Italians, to brand the Englishman with a notable mark of levity, by painting him stark naked, with a pair of shears in his hand, making his fashion of attire according to the vain conception of his brain-sick head, not to comeliness and decorum.
Page 32 - Psalmes, or Songs of Sion, turned into the language, and set to the tunes of a strange land...

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