The Boy's Book of Ballads

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D. Appleton & Company, 1861 - Ballads, English - 187 pages
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Page 73 - Percy present word He would prevent his sport. The English Earl, not fearing that, Did to the woods resort With fifteen hundred bowmen bold, All chosen men of might, Who knew full well in time of need To aim their shafts aright.
Page 81 - So thus did both these nobles die, Whose courage none could stain : An English archer then...
Page 77 - By whom this is denied." Then stepped a gallant squire forth, Witherington was his name, Who said, "I would not have it told To Henry our king, for shame, " That e'er my captain fought on foot, And I stood looking on...
Page 82 - And with Sir George and stout Sir James, Both knights of good account, Good Sir Ralph Raby there was slain, Whose prowess did surmount. For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps ; For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps.
Page 147 - COME listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear, And I will tell you of a bold outlaw, That lived in Nottinghamshire. As Robin Hood in the forest stood, All under the green-wood tree...
Page 135 - fore our father the pope. Now welcome, sire abbot, the king he did say, Tis well thou'rt come back to keep thy day ; For and if thou canst answer my questions three, Thy life and thy living both saved shall be.
Page 76 - Ere thus I will out-braved be, One of us two shall die. I know thee well; an earl thou art, Lord Percy, so am I. " But trust me, Percy, pity it were, And great offence, to kill Any of these our guiltless men, For they have done no ill. "Let thou and I the battle try, And set our men aside."— "Accursed be he," Earl Percy said,
Page 98 - The heir of Linne is full of gold : And come with me, my friends, said he, Let's drink, and rant, and merry make, And he that spares, ne'er mote he thee...
Page 135 - I must give, That I have but three days more to live; For if I do not answer him questions three, My head will be smitten from my bodie.
Page 83 - Did with Earl Douglas die ; Of twenty hundred Scottish spears, Scarce fifty-five did fly. Of fifteen hundred Englishmen, Went home but fifty-three ; The rest in Chevy-Chase were slain, Under the greenwood tree.

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