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

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

Loyal Lover
33
Union of the Red and White Rose
35
The Valiant Courage and Policy of the Kentishmen
38
Bachelors Plea against Matrimony
40
Fair Portion for a Fair Maid
41
Warning Piece to England or tjic Fall of Queen
44
Maidens Nay or I Love not you
46
Sonnet sung before Queen Elizabeth attributed to the Earl of Essex
48
Sonnet on Elizabeth Markhame
49
Young Palmus and fair Sheldra
50
Bishop Thurstan and the King of Scots
51
Marriage of Margaret Daughter of Henry VIII
52
Strange Lives of two Young Princes of England
53
13tBallad of the Battle of Floddon Field
58
Proper New Song by a Student in Cambridge
59
King Henry the Second crowning his Son i his life
62
Address to a Disappointed Lover wearing a Willow branch
63
The Deceased Maiden Lover 04
64
The Unfortunate Concubine or Rosamonds Over
68
True Maid of the South
70
The Story of 111 Mayday
76
Pleasant History of Alexander and Lodwicke
77
The Lamentation of Queen Elinor Wife to Henry
78
A Song of an English Knight that married Lady
84
London Lasss Lamentation
85
Prince Edward and Adam Gordon
86
Lovely Northern Lass
88
Doleful Death of Queen Jane Wife to Henry VIII
91
Fickle Northern Lass
93
Cumnor Hall
94
Stout Cripple of Cornwall
97
Arabella Stuart
99
Johnny Armstrongs Last Good Night
101
Lamentation of John Musgravef xecuted at Ken dal for robbing the Kings Receiver
102
Robin Hood and the Bishop
103
Second 287
104
AnnaBulIen
105
2S Jockie is Growne a Gentleman 107
107
The Spanish Tragedy 288
108
Complaint of the Shepherd Harpalus
110
Shepherds Delight
113
Sir John Armstrong and Musgraves contest
114
A Lovers Praise of his Lady
119
Fain would I have a Pretty Thing
122
23tThe Hospitable Oak
124
Ballad from the Romance of Fragosa and his three Sons
125
and Allen a Dale 127
127
Fair Maniac in 24 The Bridal Bed
128
The Battle of Corichie
132
Maids Complaint of her Mother
133
The Lordling Peasant
134
Rare example of a Virtuous Maid in Paris burnt for Popery
135
The Mad Mans Morrice
139
Urchins Dance
144
The Elves Dance 115
145
Old Christmas Returned
146
The Merry Hostess
150
and the Shephe d 132
155
The Little BarleyCorn
156
Good Fellows Frolic 102
162
London Ordinary or every Man in his Humour
166
Chase or Merry Progress between Robin Hood and King Henry
167
The Pedigree Education and Parentage of Robin
168
The Cruel Shrow
170
Golden Prize
171
The Honour of a London Prentice
173
Merry Careless Lover
176
41 Married Mans Lesson
182
The Noble Fisherman or Robin Hoods Preferment
183
Maidens Tragedy
209
turned Beggar
210
Young Seamans Misfortune
213
Sea Fight off Cape La Hogue in 1692
215
Dorastus and Faunia
216
Robin Hood and the Ranger
220
and Little John
224
Lord Wigmore and the Fair Maid of Dunsmore
226
Death of Iffida
227
Rossalinds Ditty
229
Robin Hoods Entertainment of the Bishop of Here ford 38 rescuing the Widows Three Sons
231
Pithiass Lament for the Loss of Damon
232
Old Tithon
234
ThreeMans Song
235
ThreeMans Song
236
Song from the fair Maid of the Exchange
237
Song by Thibaut King of Navarre
238
fiedone
239
Lullaby Song
240
The Tragedy of Phillis
241
Lullaby Song
243
The Kings Disguise and Friendship with Robin Hood
244
MayDay Song s
245
Symptoms of Love
246
Shepherds Love for Philliday
248
Maidens Complaint of her Loves Inconstancy
249
Seldom comes the better
251
40Robin Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
252
No Constancy in Man
254
Lady Wronged by False Suspect
255
and the Valiant Knight
258
The New Balow
259
Robin Hoods Death and Burial
262
Musidorus and Amadine
263
Epitaph
266
The Merchants Son and BeggarWench of Hull
267
Countrymans Lamentation for the Death of his Cow
268
Take Time while tis offered
272
Wanton Wife of Bath
277
55tTruths Integrity or Lore will find out the way
282
Most excellent Ditty of Sampson and the Phi listines
283
David and BathSheba
291
Ragnar Lodbrach
293
The Dead Mans Song
297
Roman Charity
298
Edward the Third and the Countess of Salisbury
301
Notable Example of an ungracious Son who in pride
304
The Turtle Dove
305
The Winning of the Isle of Man by the Earl
308
The Mercers Son of Midhurst and the Clothiers
311
Banishment of the Dukes of Hereford and Norfolk
315
Mad kind of Wooing 3 1 2
318
77 Lewd Life of a Marchants Sonne of London
323
62tSong from the Lords Mask
324
Deposition of Richard the Second and his Murder
330
Shepherds Slumber _
332
The Barginet of Antimachus
337
The Lover compareth himself to the painful Falconer
340
TheDowyDen
342
Merry Ballet of the Hathojrne Tree _
343
The Woodmans Walk
345
Jack Doves Resolution
349
65+Venuss Search after Cupid
350
The Victory of Agincourt
351
Alphonso and Ganselo
354
58tSong by Sir Robert Aytoun
357
The Renewing of Love
360
Pleasant Ballad of two Lovers
362
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Page 238 - Altair, then I was really there, or at an equal remoteness from the life which I had left behind, dwindled and twinkling with as fine a ray to my nearest neighbor, and to be seen only in moonless nights by him. Such was that part of creation where I had squatted; 'There was a shepherd that did live, And held his thoughts as high As were the mounts whereon his flocks Did hourly feed him by.
Page 230 - 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 229 - 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 230 - 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 140 - 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 73 - The Two Faithful Friends, the pleasant History of Alexander and Lodwicke, who were so like one another, that none could know them asunder; wherein is declared how Lodwicke married the Princesse of Hungaria, in Alexander's name, and how each night he layd a naked sword betweene him and the Princesse, because he would not wrong his friend, is reprinted from the Pepys collection in Evans's Old Ballads.
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 320 - Phoebus so In walking in the air ; That down I laid me by a stream With boughs all over-clad, And there I met the strangest dream, That ever shepherd had. Methought I saw each Christmas game, Each revel, all and some, And every thing that I can name, Or may in fancy come.
Page 333 - But thus in tearmes both graue and wise, His minde he gan to tell. Friend, muse not at this fond aray, But list awhile to me: For it hath holpe me to suruay What I shall shew to thee.
Page 336 - The poor man's back is cracked ere long; Yet there he lets him lie! ' And no degree, among them all, But had such close intending; That I upon my knees did fall, And prayed for their amending. ' Back to the woods I got again, In mind perplexed sore: Where I found ease of all this pain; And mean to stray no more!

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