Old English ballads, favourite ballads of the olden time

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Page 266 - Waken, lords and ladies gay, On the mountain dawns the day ; All the jolly chase is here, With hawk and horse and hunting-spear; Hounds are in their couples yelling. Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling, Merrily merrily mingle they: Waken, lords and ladies gay...
Page 194 - I stuff my skin so full within Of jolly good ale and old. Back and side go bare, go bare; Both foot and hand go cold; But, belly, God send thee good ale enough, Whether it be new or old.
Page 254 - The dews of summer night did fall, The moon (sweet regent of the sky) Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby.
Page 237 - His life is neither toss'd in boist'rous seas Of troublous world, nor lost in slothful ease : Pleased, and full blest he lives, when he his God can please.
Page 243 - Come forth, my Lord, and see the Cart Drest up with all the Country Art. See, here a Maukin, there a sheet, As spotlesse pure, as it is sweet : The Horses, Mares, and frisking Fillies, (Clad, all, in Linnen, white as Lillies.
Page 253 - I in these flowery meads would be : These crystal streams should solace me ; To whose harmonious bubbling noise I with my angle would rejoice...
Page 93 - LORD THOMAS and Fair Annet Sate a' day on a hill ; Whan night was cum, and sun was sett, They had not talkt their fill. 2 Lord Thomas said a word in jest, Fair Annet took it ill : ' A, I will nevir wed a wife Against my ain friends
Page 50 - What is thy name?" then said Robin Hood, "Come tell me, without any fail." "By the faith of my body," then said the young man, "My name it is Allin a Dale.
Page 230 - Twixt one another secretly : I mark their gloze, And it disclose To them whom they have wronged so : When I have done, I get me gone, And leave them scolding, ho, ho, ho ! When men do traps and engines...
Page 194 - I cannot eat but little meat, My stomach is not good ; But sure I think, that I can drink With him that wears a hood...

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