The Works of William Dunbar; Including His Life, 1465-1536, with Notes, and Glossarial Explanations

The Works of William Dunbar; Including His Life, 1465-1536, with Notes, and Glossarial Explanations

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...the gree; Was ncver of half so great renoun Sir Bewis the Knicht of South Hamptoun: I shrieve him gif l lie. Among the hills. t Upper place in a hall, where the floor is raised. J Vree living. Robin Hood. The subjeet, no doubt, of some of the popular ballads in Dunbar's lime, but now unknown. ll "Guy of Gysbume," or " Gisbornc," is onc of the Robin Hood ballads, first priated in "Percy's Keliques." Adam Hell, with Clym of the Cleughe and Wyllyam of Cloudeslie, is celebrated in an early tale, printed by Ritson in his "Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry." tt The memory of these worthies, save the notice of them here, is lost. tt Adventurous. ti:5 This is another of the mcdircval knights whose light has gonc mil. Therefore Quhentync was but anc lurdanc, That eallit him anc full plum jurdanct This w ise and worthy Knicht; He eallit him fouler than anc fule, He said he was anc lecherous bull, That erooncd baith day and nicht. He wald have made him Currie'sJ knave I pray God better his honour to save, Na to be lichtlict sua! Yet this far furth I daur him prais, He filed ncver saddle in his days;, And Curric befiled twa. Wherefore, ever at Paseh and Yule, I ery him Lord of every fule, That in this region dwells; And, verily, it war great richt, For, of anc hie renowncd knicht, Me wants no thing but bells. Quintine, who probably had written some sareastic verses against Xorray. T Jourdanc, a chamber convenience. i Curric's.servant. Currie, another of the king's fools, is repeatedly mentioncd in the Treasurer's Aecounts, from 1496 to r=ort, ia which latter year he seems to have died. On the id Junc of that year was paid "for the tyrment and expenses maid on the furthbringing of Curry, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528085
  • 9781236528087