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Sometimes I meet them like a man,
To them that they had wronged so :
When I have done
I get me gone,
And leave them scolding, Ho, ho, ho !
When men do traps and engines set
In loop holes where the vermin creep,
That from their folds and houses get
Their ducks and geese, their lambs and sheep ;
I spy the gin
And enter in
And seem a vermin taken so;
But when they there
Approach me near,
I leap out laughing Ho, ho, ho !
By wells and gils in meadows green,
We nightly dance our heyday guise,
And to our Fairy King and Queen,
We chant our moonlight harmonies ;
When larks 'gin sing
Away we fling,
And babes new born steal as we go;
An elf in bed
We leave instead,
And wend us laughing Ho, ho, ho !
From hag-bred Merlin's time have I,
Thus nightly revell’d to and fro;
And for my pranks men call me by
The name of Robin Good-fellow;
Fiends, ghosts and sprites
That haunt the nights,
The hags and goblins do me know,
And beldames old
My feats have told,
So Vale, Vale, Ho, ho, ho !
London, printed for H. G.
H. G. are doubtless the initials of Henry Gosson
whose imprint to several early ballads, intimate his Then forth I fly,
“ dwelling upon London Bridge, nere the Gate,” the And loudly laugh I, Ho, ho, bo !
end next to Southwark. When any need to borrow aught We lend them what they do require,
DEER-STEALING.—The assertion of Shakespeare's And for the use demand we nought,
propensity to steal deer, is possibly, after all, nothing Our own is all we do desire;
more than a detractive fiction. Rainoldes, in his OuerIf to repay,
throw of Stage Playes, 1599, notices, .Time of recreaThey do delay,
tion is necessary, I grant, for schollars, yet in my Abroad amongst them, then I go;
opinion it were not fit for them to steale deere, or rob And night by night
LADIES' BUSTLES are of Persian origin. Nott, in his When lazy Queans have nought to do,
Notes on the Odes of Hafiz, defines this “refaight” as
a kind of bolster, which the Persian ladies fix to the But study how to cog and lie, To make debate and mischief too
finder-garment, to produce a certain roundness, thought Twixt one another secretly.
by them to be highly becoming.
F.S.A.- The Antinous ? gilded bronze statue, was
proffered by the Woodburns to the British Museum * Query, clay cold? Bp. Percy, in his version, from a Trustees, for one thousand pounds, but, as stated was black letter copy in the Museum, printed in the Reliques, rejected. Since the decease of Samuel Woodburn, edit. 1775, vol. iii. pp. 203-207, retains the same reading M. Longperier, came to London, offered five hundred as “key-cold."
pounds, and thus obtained it of the Executors.
A SERIES OF ARTICLES
Antiquities, Biography, Beraldry, Bistory, Languages,
Literature, Natural History, Curious Customs, Kr.
ORIGINAL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS
ADDRESSED DURING THE YEAR
TO THE PUBLISHER,
GREAT PIAZZA, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON.
INDEX TO THE FOURTH VOLUME.
* Indicates that woodcuts illustrate those Articles.
Abernethy's tongue restraint, 8).
Angelo's Damned Soul ? reply, 34,
Grey, Lady Jane, 6.
Gustavus Adolphus's retort, 79.
Gwynne, Nell, 21.
Handel Statue, 60.
Harleston Ducking-stool, 30.
| Harvey's Way to Heaven, 50.
Henry VII., 42.
Heraclea, discovery, 45.
Herd's birth place, 89.
He that fights, etc. 61.
Hewing blocks with razors, 19; re-
History, its uncertainties, 73.
Hogg's Widow's pension, 67.
Human figures, with wings ? 51.
Humphrey, Duke, 11.
Hydrophobia Cures, 2, 27.
Hymnus Melitensium Vespertinus, 2.
Incentives to Readers, 16.
Innocent X., 60.
Ipswich ducking-stool, 9.
Irish Fix, 87.
Isabella colour ? reply, 35.
Jack the Giant-Killer, 41, 50.
Jermyn of Rushbroke, 22.
Jest, whence derived ? replies, 41, 64
"Jewish disabilities, 12.
Joan, Pope, 100.
Johnson's Dictionary, Suppl. to, 28.
Jonson, Ben, 22, 35.
Juggernauth car, 32.
Juvenal, translated by Johnson, 90.
Kenney's daughters' pension, 67.
Kerry Earldom ? 52,
Kilclief Castle, 54.
Kingston ducking-stool, 9.
Kitchener's Soirée hint, 76.
Knox's descendants, 58.
Kotzebue's assassination, 36.
Landon's verses, 63.
Lawyers in Westminster, 50.
* Leicester ducking-chair, 29.
Leicestershire poetical signs, 75.
Licence for Sunday Sports, 85.
Lilly, prototype of Sydrophel, 48,
Long Hair, notes on, 76.
Sorbonne when built, 57.
Spanish Funeral customs, 48.
Square of Twelve ? 22.
1 Poetical Sign-boards, 52, 60, 66, 75, Statutes ? reply, 4.
76, 86, 87, 95.
Sterne's Tristram Shandy copyright,
91. Dissection ? replies, 31, 34.
Sticks in Office, 66.
Stratford walnut tree, 72.
Struldbrugg? replies, 30, 34.
Suffolk ballad lore, 8.
Sunday sports licence, 85.
Pricking in hat? 52, reply, 58. Swift's bappy quotations, 94, 102.
Loan Fund, 104.
Thrale's Entire ! 16.
Prynne. Introd. to Records, 80, epi. Tower Lions, 31.
Turkish symbol, 50.
Turner's Cologne, 44.
Tythes paid by clergy, 72.
Tytler family, 66.
Quebec Parliament house destroyed, 14. Uncle Sam, 68.
Quo Fas et Gloria ducunt? 70. Untranslatable pun, 73.
Upcott's Living Authors, 88.
Raphael's loggie in Vatican, 71. Vabalathus ? replies, 32, 37, 49, 70.
Vcrimdr ? 32 ; replies, 37, 49, 70.
Vaillant's mishap at sea, 23. Visited
by Dr. Lister, 70.
Robertson's Charles the Fifth, 4. Vane's attainder, 33.
Varieties of Literature, 92.
Vatican, decaying splendour, 72.
*Roman pavement, Dorchester, 73. Vauxhall Gardens, 51.
Veritas Temporis Filia ? 104.
Vernon ? reply, 21.
Bell-rock Light-bouse, 88.
In Feline obitum, 42.
Letitia's Charms, 41.
On a Garden Seat, 87.
To a Violet, 67.
Man's Life an Hour-Glasse, 52.
Versus Cancrinus ? reply, 95.
Voltaire's Niece, 102.
Waller's Calender, 30.
Scott (Sir Walter) Album verses, 88. Warner's long range, 83.
Inedited letters, 8, 71, Tally ho ! 7. Warton's History of English Poetry,
95. Happy quotation, 94.
Semel insanivimus omnes ? reply, 35. Watts' pension, 67.
Warwickshire, Sigo-boards, 75.
Warwick crest, 16.
Webster's Il Penseroso, 14.
Shakespearean references, 35, 47, 51, Wesley's Plagiarisms, 90.
62, 68, 72.
Whispering Court, 84.
Shakespeare and Greyhound, 87. Whittington's stone, 42.
Sign-boards, 13, 20, 31, 52, 60, 66, Willoughby, Dean, 52.
Wilson, Professor, 25, 44.
Wives inimical to studies, 4.
Wolfe's descendants, 58.
Skelton the poet, 17. Doubtful por- | Worlidge's Gems, 45.
Wren on eagle's wing? reply, 98.
Somersetshire Sign-boards, 13, 20, 31. Ximenes, Polyglot Manuscripts, 51,66.
Errata.-P. 98, col. 2, line 3, for eloquence, read elegance. Ibid. line 4 from bottom, for Aberd. read Aberb, or