Ancient Scottish Ballads: Recovered from Tradition and Never Before Published ; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory ; and an Appendix Containing the Airs of Several of the Ballads

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George Ritchie Kinloch
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827 - Ballads, English - 270 pages
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Page 204 - O. But wha will bake my bridal bread, Or brew my bridal ale, O; And wha will welcome my bonnie bride, Is mair than I can tell, O." Drum is to the hielands gane, For to mak a' ready, And a' the gentry round about, Cried, " Yonder's Drum and his lady! But he micht hae chosen a
Page 132 - the year 1593.—Speaking of their drinking, and the use of confections in their wine, he says, " They drinke pure wines, not with sugar as the English; yet at feasts they put comfits in the wine, after the French manner, but they had not our vinteners fraud to mixe their
Page 76 - as a willow wand; And bye there cam a leal maiden, As jimp as a willow wand. " O ladie can ye fancy me, For to be my bride; Ye'se get a' the flowers in my garden, To be to you a weed.* The lily white sail be your smock, It becomes your body best; Your head sail be
Page 164 - The nicht is misty and mirk,* father, Ye may gang to the door and see; The nicht is misty and mirk, father, And there's na body wi' me. But there cam a todf to your flock, father, The like o' him I never saw; Or he had tane the lambie that he did, I wad
Page 33 - [VIII.] Joh. de Lavele, mil. in the I. Edw. VI. and afterwards, (Fuller, 313.) In Nicholson this name is spelt Da Lovel, p. 304. This seems to be the ancient family of Delaval, of Seaton Delaval, in Northumberland, whose ancestor was one of the twenty-five barons appointed to be guardians of Magna Charta.
Page 146 - any calamity is to befall its possessor.— " There is a variety of nuts," says Martin, " called Molluka, some of which are used as amulets against witchcraft, or an evil eye, particularly the white one: and upon this account they are wore about children's necks, and if any evil is intended
Page 207 - low for thee, O; But now we are wed, and in ae bed laid, And ye maun be content wi' me, O: For an I war dead, and ye war dead, And baith in ae grave laid, O, And ye and I war tane up again, Wha could distan your mouls* frae mine,
Page 264 - She went away into her chamber, All nicht she never clos'd her ee; And when the morning begoud to dawn, At the prison door alane was she. She gied the keeper a piece of gowd, And monie pieces o' white monie, To tak her thro' the bolts and bars, The lord frae Scotland she lang'd to see:
Page 68 - Upon the day appointed, which was a Sunday or a holiday, the people assembled in military array, and went to some adjoining field, where, either as actors or spectators, the whole inhabitants of the respective towns were convened. In this field they probably amused themselves with a representation of Robin Hood's predatory exploits, or of his encounters
Page 123 - They mourned in the kitchen, and they mourn'd in the ha', But royal king Henry mourn'd langest of a'. Farewell to fair England, farewell for evermore, For the fair flower of England will never shine more. NOTE ON QUEEN JEANIE. Queen Jeanie, queen Jeanie, travel'd six weeks and more. p. 118, v. 1. In Mr.

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