A Book of Old English Ballads: With an Accompaniment of Decorative Drawings

Hamilton Wright Mabie
Macmillan, 1896 - 185 páginas

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Página 183 - Wi' the auld moon in her arm; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm." They hadna sailed a league, a league, A league but barely three, When the lift grew dark, and the wind blew loud, And gurly grew the sea. The ankers brak, and the topmasts lap, It was sic a deadly storm; And the waves cam o'er the broken ship, Till a
Página 100 - COME listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear, And I will tell you of a bold outlaw That lived in Nottinghamshire. As Robin Hood in the forest stood, All under the green-wood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man, As fine as fine might be.
Página 122 - Lay me a green sod under my head, And another at my feet;* And lay my bent bow by my side, Which was my music sweet; And make my grave of gravel and green. Which is most right and meet...
Página 122 - I'll not grant thee; I never hurt woman in all my life, Nor man in woman's company. " I never hurt fair maid in all my time, Nor at mine end shall it be ; But give me my bent bow in my hand, And a broad arrow I'll let flee, And where this arrow is taken up, There shall my grave digged be.
Página 183 - O, where will I get a gude sailor To take my helm in hand, Till I get up to the tall top-mast To see if I can spy land ?" " O here am I, a sailor gude, To take the helm in hand, Till ye get up to the tall top-mast ; But I fear you'll ne'er spy land.
Página 98 - I'll mak a garland o' thy hair, Shall bind my heart for evermair, Until the day I die! O that I were where Helen lies! Night and day on me she cries; Out of my bed she bids me rise, Says, "Haste, and come to me!
Página 132 - It standeth so: a deed is do Whereof much harm shall grow; My destiny is for to die A shameful death, I trow; Or else to flee. The one must be. None other way I know, But to withdraw as an out-law, And take me to my bow. Wherefore, adieu, my own heart true! None other rede I can: For I must to the green wood go, Alone, a banished man.
Página 51 - (quoth young Cordelia then) " Which to your Grace I owe, Shall be the duty of a child, And that is all I'll show." " And wilt thou show no more," quoth he, " Than doth thy duty bind ? I well perceive thy love is small, When as no more I find. Henceforth I banish thee my court, Thou art no child of mine ; Nor any part of this my realm By favour shall be thine.
Página 85 - Light down, light down, Lady Marg'ret," he said, "And hold my steed in your hand, Until that against your seven brethren bold And your father, I mak a stand.
Página 147 - Now understand: to Westmoreland, Which is my heritage, I will you bring, and with a ring, By way of marriage, I will you take, and lady make, As shortly as I can: Thus have you won an Earl's son And not a banished man.

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