Rhymes of Northern Bards; Being a Curious Collection of Old and New Songs and Poems, Peculiar to the Counties of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham

Rhymes of Northern Bards; Being a Curious Collection of Old and New Songs and Poems, Peculiar to the Counties of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, and Durham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...of death, He never changed colour, The more he thought he would look pale, The more his veines were fuller. Heigh-ho, &c. And with a cheereful countenance, (Being at that time entreated For to confesse his former life) These words he straight repeated. Heigh-ho, &c. I never stole an ox or cow, Nor ever murdered any: But fifty horse I did receive Of a merchant's man of Gory. Heigh-ho, &c. For which I am condemn'd to dye Though guiltlesse I stand dying: Deare gracious God, my soule receive, For now my life is flying, Heigh-ho, &c. The man of death a part did act, Which grieves me tell the story; God comfort all are comfortksse, And did so well as Georgie. Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, my bonny love, Heigh-ho, heigh-ho my bonny; Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, mine own true love, Sweet Christ receive my Georgie. EPITAPH ON WILLIAM BELL, LATE A RESIDENT ON GATESHEAD FELL. By Samuel Barrat. HERE lies the corpse of William Bell, The great good man of Gateshead Fell: Zealous in his Master's cause, A strict observer of his laws: He liv'd by faith, and not by sight: With full assurance took his flight, Unto that sweet delicious coast, Where hope is in fruition lost. AN EXCELLENT BALLAD On the Sickness, Death, and Burial, ' OF ECKY's MARE; Which was made and composed by the late ancient and famous Northern poet, Mr Bernard Rvmnet, a musician, or country Jidler, 'who lived and died at Rothbury, being about one hundred years old at the time of his death. WOLD you please to hear of a sang of dule, Of yea sad chance and pittifow case, Makes the peur man powt through many a pule, And leuk on mony an unkend face? Between the Yule but and the Pasch, In a private place, where as I lay, I heard ane sigh, and cry, alas! What shall I outher dea or say? A man that's born of...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516575
  • 9781236516572