Ballads from Scottish History

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1863 - Ballads, Scots - 249 pages
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Page 215 - Our gude ship sails the morn : " " Now, ever alake, my master dear, I fear a deadly storm ! " I saw the new moon, late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm ; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm.
Page 214 - O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee : " Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor, That ever sailed the sea.
Page 216 - Gae, fetch a web o' the silken claith, Another o' the twine, And wap them into our ship's side, And let na the sea come in.
Page 215 - O where will I get a gude sailor, To take my helm in hand, Till I get up to the tall topmast, To see if I can spy land?' 'O here am I, a sailor gude, To take the helm in hand, Till you go up to the tall topmast, But I fear you'll ne'er spy land.
Page 214 - They hoysed their sails on Monenday morn, Wi' a' the speed they may ; They hae landed in Noroway, Upon a Wodensday. They hadna been a week, a week, In Noroway, but twae, When that the lords o' Noroway Began aloud to say, — 'Ye Scottishmen spend a' our King's goud, And a
Page 215 - A league but barely three, When the lift grew dark, and the wind blew loud, And gurly grew the sea. The...
Page 228 - Ye lie, ye lie, ye liars loud! Fu...
Page 222 - With that bespake Lord Thomas Howard, The queen's chamberlain that day, If that you put Queen Margaret to death, Scotland shall rue it alway.
Page 198 - To God the Father, God the Son, And God the Holy Ghost, All glory be from saints on earth, And from the angel host.
Page 70 - A crown of laurel was in mockery placed on his head, because Wallace had been heard to boast that he deserved to wear a crown in that hall. Sir Peter Mallorie, the king's justice, then impeached him as a traitor to the King of England, as having burnt the villages and abbeys, stormed the castles, and miserably slain and tortured the liege subjects of his master the king.

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