Old Ballads: Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date, Volume 1

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Robert Harding Evans
R. H. Evans, 1810 - Ballads, English
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Contents

The Lovers Expostulation
35
H The Lovers Indifference
38
Bachelors Plea against Matrimony
40
Fair Portion for a Pair Maid 3S 9 Country Lass
41
11+Sonnet to the Virgin Mary
43
Maidens Nay or I Love not you 46
44
12+BaladeofaShephardc 46
48
Sonnet on Elizabeth Markhame
49
Young Palmus and fair Sheldra
50
Bishop Thurstan and the King of Scots
51
11+The Kings Henry VIIL Balad
53
Song from the fair Maid of the Exchange
55
Battle of Cuton Moor
58
Proper New Song by a Student in Cambridge
59
Address to a Disappointed Lover wearing a Willow branch
63
The Deceased Maiden Lover
64
True Maid of the South
70
The Story of 111 Mayday
76
Pleasant History of Alexander and Lodwicke 77
77
A Song of an English Knight that married Lady
84
London Lasss Lamentation T
85
Murder of Prince Arthur IX
86
Lovely Northern Lass
88
Doleful Death of Queen Jane Wife to Henry VIII
91
Fickle Northern Lass
93
Cumnor Hall
94
SO Stout Cripple of Cornwall
97
Arabella Stuart
99
SO Johnny Armstrongs Last Good Night
101
Lamentation of John Musgrave executed at Ken dal for robbing the Kings Receiver
102
AnnaBullen
105
J2 Jockie is Growne a Gentleman
107
Complaint of the Shepherd Harpalus
110
u 25 Northern Lasss Lamentation
113
SS+Anne Askew burnt for heresy
114
and the Jolly Tinker
119
24+Description of a most noble Lady Queen Mary
120
Maidens Vow that would Marry and knew
126
and Allen a Dale
127
Fair Maniac Ill 24 The Bridal Bed
128
Maids Complaint of her Mother
133
The Lordling Peasant
134
The Dutchess of Suffolks calamity
135
Hoods Meeting and Fighting with 24 Robin Hoods Meeting and Fighting with
137
The Mad Mans Morrice
139
Queen Elizabeths behaviour at Tilbury
143
The Rives Dance
145
RedCross Knight
148
The Famous Battle between Robin Hood and
152
SI Queen Elizabeths Champion or a Victory obtained
154
The Little BarleyCorn
156
Robin Hoods famous Archery before Queen Cathe
159
Good Fellows Frolic
162
Bitter Fruits of Jealousy
187
Servants Sorrow for the loss of his mistress Queen
191
Death of Allen
192
32+ and the Beggar
193
Merry Jest of John Tomsnn and his Wife
194
Athelgiva
197
Robin GoodFellows Adventures at a Wedding
200
Maidens Tragedy
209
turned Beggar
210
Dorastus and Faunia
216
Sea Fight off Cape La Hogue in 1692
217
_____ and Little John
224
Lord Wigmore and the Fair Maid of Dunsmore
226
Death of Iffida
227
+Venuss Lament for Adonis
230
ST Robin Hoods Entertainment of the Bishop of Here
231
The Cruel Black
232
Old Tithon
234
Hedone __
239
5J lullaby Song _
240
Lullaby Song
241
Lullaby Song
242
The May Pole
243
MayDay Song
245
Symptoms of Love
246
Shepherds Love for Philliday
248
Maidens Complaint of her Loves Inconstancy
249
Seldom comes the better
251
No Constancy in Man
254
Lady Wrohged by False Suspect
255
Fair Susan of Somersetshire
258
The New Balow
259
Musidorus and Amadine 263
261
Times Alteration 262
267
Countrymans Lamentation for the Death of his Cow
268
Take Time while tis offered
272
Wanton Wife of Bath
277
55+Trulhs Integrity or Love will find out the way
282
Most excellent Ditty of Sampson and the Phi listines
283
David and BathSheba
291
The Dead Mans Song
297
The Turtle Dove
305
Mad kind of Wooing
312
Nothing to be had without Money
318
77 Lewd Life of a Marchants Sonne of London
323
Shepherds Slumber
332
The Barginet of Antimachus
337
The Lover compareth himself to the painful Falconer
340
Merry Ballet of the Hathorne Tree
342
The Woodmans Walk r 345
349
Alphonso and Ganselo
354
S3 Pleasant Ballad of two Lovers
362
and the Valiant Knight
369

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Page 225 - To her is only known my love, Which from the world is hidden. Go, pretty birds, and tell her so, See that your notes strain not too low, For still, methinks, I see her frown ; Ye pretty wantons, warble. Go, tune your voices...
Page 226 - Go tune your voices' harmony, And sing, I am her lover ; Strain loud and sweet, that every note With sweet content may move her. And she that hath the sweetest voice, Tell her I will not change my choice ; Yet still, methinks, I see her frown ! Ye pretty wantons, warble.
Page 229 - By by lully lullay, Lully lullay thou littell tyne child, By by lully lullay. O sisters too, how may we do, For to preserve this day This pore yongling, for whom we do singe By by lully lullay. Herod the king, in his raging, Chargid he hath this day; His men of might, in his owne sight, All yonge children to slay. That wo is me, pore child for thee, And ever morne and say; For thi parting, nether say nor sing, By by lully lullay.
Page 224 - Trowl the bowl, the jolly nut-brown bowl, And here, kind mate, to thee : Let's sing a dirge for Saint Hugh's soul, And down it merrily.
Page 223 - But O, I spy the cuckoo, the cuckoo, the cuckoo ; See where she sitteth : come away, my joy ; Come away, I prithee : I do not like the cuckoo Should sing where my Peggy and I kiss and toy.
Page 136 - By the moon we sport and play, With the night begins our day : As we dance the dew doth fall, Trip it, little urchins all. Lightly as the little bee, Two by two, and three by three, And about go we, and about go we.
Page 224 - COLD'S the wind, and wet's the rain, Saint Hugh be our good speed: 111 is the weather that bringeth no gain, Nor helps good hearts in need.
Page 15 - The birds sang sweet in the midst of the day ; I dreamed fast of mirth and play ; In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure. Methought I walked still to and fro, And from her company I could not go ; But when I waked, it was not so : In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
Page 140 - All travellers, as they do pass on their way, At gentlemen's halls are invited to stay, Themselves to refresh, and their horses to rest, Since that he must be Old Christmas's guest ; Nay, the poor shall not want, but have for relief, Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roastbeef.
Page 234 - ONCE did my thoughts both ebb and flow, As passion did them move ; Once did I hope, straight fear again,— And then I was in love. Once did I waking spend the night, And tell how many minutes move.

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