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Ancient Songs and Ballads, from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the ... - Page 226
by Joseph Ritson, Joseph Frank - 1829
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Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations of the ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1716
...Archer then perceiy'd The Noble Earl was flam :. . XLV. He had a Bow bent' in his Hand^ Made of a trufty Tree ; . An Arrow of a Cloth-yard long Up to the head drew he: XLVI. Againft Sir Hugh Montgomery So right his Shaft he fer, The grey Goofe-wing that was thereoji.,...
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A Collection of Old Ballads: Corrected from the Best and Most ..., Volume 1

Ballads, English - 1723
...Englijh Archer then perceiv'd The Noble Earl was flain, He had a Bow bent in his Hand, Made of a trufty Tree ; An Arrow of a Cloth-yard long Up to the Head drew he : Againfl Sir Hugh Montgomery, So right his Shaft he fet, The grey Goofe-wing that was thereon, In...
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A Collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most ancient copies ...

Ambrose Philips - Ballads, English - 1723
...Englijh Archer then perceiv'd The Noble Earl was flain, He had a Bow bent in his Hand, Made of a trufty Tree ; An Arrow of a Cloth-yard long Up to the Head drew he : Againfl Sir Hugh Montgomery, So right his Shaft he fet, The grey Goofe-wing that was thereon, In...
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The lark. Containing a collection of above four hundred and seventy ...

Lark - 1742
...Englijh Archer then perceiv'd The Noble Earl was flain ; He had a Bow bent in his Hand, Made of a trufly Tree ;- \' An Arrow of a Cloth-yard long Up to the Head drew he : Againft Sir Jtugh Montgomery So right his Shaft he fet, The grey Gooie-wmg that was thereon In hie...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry: consisting of old heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Music - 1765
...archer then perceiv'd 175 The noble earl was flaine; He had a bow bent in his hand, Made of a trufty tree; An arrow of a cloth-yard long Up to the head drew hee : 180 Againft Sir Hugh Mountgomery, So right the fhaft he fett, The grey goofe-wing that was thereon,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare. In Ten Volumes. With the Corrections and ...

William Shakespeare - 1773
...me a clothier's yard.} Perhaps the poet had in his mind a ftanza of the old ballad of Chevy Chace; " An arrow of a cloth-yard long, " Up to the head drew he," &c. STEEVENS. TO, ivell Jlown, bird!} Lear is here raving of archery, and mooting at huts, as is plain...
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The Vocal Magazine: Or, Compleat British Songster, Volumes 1-9

Ballads, English - 1781 - 359 pages
...Englifli archer then perceiv'd The noble Karl was flain ; He had a bow bent in his hand, Made of a trulty tree; An arrow of a cloth-yard long Up to the head drew he: Againir Sir Huph Mountgomery, So right the (haft he let, The grey g*oofe-wing that was thtreon, In...
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The Monthly Review; or, Litereary Journal: From January to June, inclusive.

Several Hands - 1782
...were viewed together, the refemblance' would be too glaring to credit his hypotheßs. r * Viz. '• An arrow of a cloth-yard long " Up to the head drew he." Y 4 It It would be an endlefs taik to point out all the ¡nftances of weak and contradictory reafoning...
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Drinking songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1783
...Englifh archer then perceiv'd The noble earl was flain : He had a bow bent in his hand, Made of a trufty tree ; An arrow of a cloth-yard long Up to the head drew he : Againft fir Hugh Montgomery So right the fhaft he fet, The grey-goofe-wing that was thereon In his...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1785
...clothier's yard.] Perhaps the poet had 'in his mind a ftanza of the old ballad of Cbe-vy-Chafi ; " An arrow of a cloth-yard long, " Up to the head drew he, &c." STEEVENS. 9 ——the brown bills.] A till was a kind of battle-axe : 1 O, well flown, bird !...
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