Percy Society Volume 17

Percy Society Volume 17

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...The quality, that man or wife, Whose chance, -or choice attaines, First of this sacred streame to drinke, _ _ Thereby the mastry gaines. A BALLAD on the same subject' as the following one is to be found in the Crown-Garland of Golden Roses, Part II., 1659. Vide Percy Society's edit. p. 65, entitled The Battelof Agin-_ court betweene the Englishmen and the Frenchmen, but it is totally different from King Henry the Fifth' Conquest, which the editor took down from the singing of_ the late Francis King, of Skipton in Craven, an eccentric character, who was well known in the western dales of Yorkshire as " the Skipton MinstreL" King's " version does not contain the third verse, which is obtained, as is also the title, from a modern broadside, from whence, also, one or two verbal corrections are made, of too trifling a nature to particularize. The tune to which King used to sing it, is the same as that of The Bold Pedlar and Robin Hood. The ballad is old, and can be traced to the sixteenth century. It is evidently the ballad alluded to in An excellent Medley, to the tune of Tarleton'.r Medley, and which is to be found in the Roxburgh Collection, "Originally printed for Henry Gosson, and afterwards by F. Coles, T. Vere, and S. Wright." Gosson was living is 1609. The line quoted in the Medley, though given incorrectly for the sake of a rhyme, appears to be the first line of the thirteenth verse. The story of the Tennis-balls is-not the mere invention oi" a ballad-monger, but is recorded by some grave historians. " It is reported," says Hume, " by some historians, (see Hist. Groyl. C0nt., p. 500), that the Dauphin, in derision of Henry's claims and dissolute...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868382
  • 9781236868381