Ancient Songs and Ballads from Henry II to the Revolution Volume 2

Ancient Songs and Ballads from Henry II to the Revolution Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... with leaves. And now the heavy wrath of god Upon their uncle fell; 130 Yea, fearful fiends did haunt his house, His conscience felt an hell. His barns were fired, his goods consum'd, His lands were barren made, His cattle died within the field, And nothing with him stay'd. " And, in the voyage of Portugal 1 Two of his sons did die; And, to conclude, himself was brought To extreme misery. 140 He pawn'd and mortgag'd all his land Ere seven years came about: And now, at length, this wicked act Did by this means come out: The fellow that did take in hand These children for to kill, Vas for a robbery judg'd to die, As was gods blessed will, -' A. D. 1588. See the catalogue of the Harlcian MSS. No 167, (15). Dr. Percy, not knowing that the text alludes to a particular event, has altered it to " a voyage to Portugal." Who did confess the very truth, The which is here expre_ss'd: Their uncle died while he, for debt, In prison long did rest. ' You that executors be made, ' And overseers eke, Of children that be fatherless, And infants mild and meek, Take you example by this thing, And yield to each his right, Lest god, with such like misery, Your wicked-minds requite. A London lad I was, A merchants prentice bound, My name George Barnwel, that did spend My master many a pound. V. 153. All you that be executors ma_de. Take heed of harlots then, And their enticing trains; For by 'their' means I have been brought To hang alive in chains. As I, upon a day, Was walking through the street, About my masters business, I did a wanton meet. A gallant dainty dame, And sumptuous in attire, _ With smiling looks she greeted me, And did my name require. Which when I had...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986970
  • 9781236986979