Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative: With Some of Modern Date

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R. H. Evans, 1810 - Ballads, English
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A most sweet Song of an English Merchant born in Chichester
28
The freeing of Coventry by Gordina Countess
29
Lamentable Ballad on the Earl of Essexs death 167 34 Life and Death of Queen Elizabeth
33
Union of the Red and White Rose
35
The Lovers Expostulation 85
38
Bachelors Plea against Matrimony
40
Fair Portion for a Fair Maid
41
11+Sonuet to the Virgin Mary
43
Warning Piece to England or the Fall of Queen
44
Maidens Nay or I Love not yon
46
The Drowning of the Children of King Henry
47
12+BaladeofaShepharde
48
Sonnet on Elizabeth Markhame
49
Young Palmus and fair Sheldra
50
Bishop Thurstan and the King of Scots
51
Strange Lives of two Young Princes of England
53
11+The Kings Henry VIII Balad
55
Battle of Cuton Moor
58
Proper New Song by a Student in Cambridge
59
King Henry the Second crowning his Son in his life
62
Address to a Disappointed Lover wearing a Willow branch
63
The Deceased Maiden Lover _
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J12 The Unfortunate Concubine j or Rosamonds Over
68
True Maid of the South
70
Pleasant History of Alexander and Lodwicke
77
The Story of 111 Mayday
84
London Lasss Lamentation
85
Lovely Northern Lass
88
Fickle Northern Lass
93
Princely Song of the Six Queens that were married
95
Stout Cripple of Cornwall
97
Prince Edward and Adam Gordon 86 19 Cumnor Hall
99
Bl Lamentation of John Musgrave executed at Ken dal for robbing the Kings Receiver
102
Jockie is Growne a Gentleman
107
Complaint of the Shepherd Harpalus
110
Fair Maniac
117
26A Lovers Praise of his Lady
119
and the Jolly Tinker ll9
121
Fain would I have a Pretty Thing
122
Ballad from the Romance of Fragosa and his three Sons
125
Maidens Vow that would Marry and knew not how
126
The Bridal Bed
128
ad the SlIephe d
132
The LordJing Feasant
134
Maids Complaint of her Mother 133 31 Rare example of a Virtuous Maid in Paris burnt for Popery
135
S3 The Mad Mans Morrice
139
Urchins Dance
144
The Elves Dance
145
Old Christmas Returned
146
RedCross Knight
148
The Merry Hostess
150
24I Robin Hoods Meeting and Fighting with his Cousin Scarlet
152
The Little BarleyCorn
156
Good Fellows Frolic
162
London Ordinary or every Man in his Humour
166
The Cruel Shrow no 41 Merry Careless Lover
176
The Honour of a London Prentice
178
41 Married Mans Lesson
182
2J Golden Prize
183
True Lovers Knot untied
184
Bitter Fruits of Jealousy
187
S8 Servants Sorrow for the loss of his mistress Queen
191
Sea Fight off Cape La Hogue in 1692
215
Dorastus and Faunia
216
Little John and the Four Beggars r 21
220
Lord Wigmore and the Fair Maid of Dunsmore
226
Death of Iffida
227
Rossalinds Ditty
229
5 s
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
Hedone
239
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
40Robin Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
252
No Constancy in Men
254
Lady Wronged by False Suspect
255
and the Valiant Knight t 258
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The Merchants Son and BeggarWench of Hull
267
Countrymans Lamentation for the Death of his Cow T t 3
268
Take Time whiletis offered V 272
272
Wanton Wife of Bath r X
277
55+Truths Integrity or Love will find out the way
282
listmes
283
David and BathSheba f
291
Zayde and Zelindaxa
293
Phe Spanish Tragedy
296
The Dead Mans Sons
297
Notable Example of an ungracious Son who in pride
304
The Turtle Dove ? D
305
The Mercers Son of Midhurst and the Clothiers
311
Hirlas Owain or the DrinkingHorn of Owen
313
Mad kind of Wooing 3ig 77 Nothing to be had without Jtibhey
318
Lord Henry and Fair Catherine
320
77 Lewd Life of a Marchants Sonne of London
323
62+Song fromthe Lords Mask
324
68+Counsel to a Maid
330
Shepherd s Slumber
332
The Prophecy of Queen Emma 32T
333
55+Siege of Harfleur and Battle of Agincourt
334
The Barginet of Antimachiis J
337
The Lover compareth himself to the painful Falconer
340
11 The Dowy Den
342
53+Ancient Hunting Song
343
Merry Ballet of the Hathorne Tree
345
Jack Doves Resolution
349
13 The Fair Penitent
351
65+Venuss Search after Cupid
353
Alphonso and Ganselo rf lJ
354
The Victory of Agincourt 851
356
The Renewing of Love
360
Pleasant Ballad of two Lovers Hit 362
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Page 231 - 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 242 - 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 4 - I think to be best, Then have you surely won the field And set my heart at rest. I pray you keep this Nosegay well, And set by it some store : And thus farewell ! the gods thee guide Both now and evermore ! Not as the common sort do use, To set it in your breast, That when the smell is gone away, On ground he takes his rest.
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 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 120 - Fair lady, take it!" Thus fain, etc. O lady, what a luck is this: That my good willing misseth To find what pretty thing it is That my good lady wisheth! Thus fain would I have had this pretty thing To give unto my lady.
Page 235 - 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.
Page 144 - Tis a comfort to see how the chimneys do smoke ; Provision is making for beer, ale, and wine, For all that are willing or ready to dine : Then haste to the kitchen for diet the chief, Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roastbeef.
Page 144 - 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.