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" This is MAB, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly rob the dairy, And can hurt or help the churning (As she please), without discerning. She that pinches country wenches, If they rub not clean their benches... "
The History of Sir Thomas Thumb - Page 97
by Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1855 - 142 pages
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The Diarian Miscellany: Consisting of All the Useful and ..., Volume 4

Charles Hutton - 1775
...queen, and of the ftrange feats they a<aed ; for thus flie ufed to tattle, There is Mab the miftrefs fairy, That doth nightly rob the dairy, And can hurt or help the churning As ihe pleafe without difcerning. She that pinches country wenche» If they rub not clean their benches,...
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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and ..., Volume 6

Ben Jonson - 1816
...at him. * To remember this glad stound.] ic time or season. It is so used by our old poets. WKAI» This is Mab, the mistress Fairy,* That doth nightly rob the dairy, And can hurt or help the cherning, As she please, without discerning. 1 Fai. Pug, you will anon take warning? Sat. She that...
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The Fairy Mythology, Volume 2

Thomas Keightley - 1828
...witfi the Fairies, skipped in, out, and about their circle, while they made many offers to catch him.) This is Mab, the mistress Fairy, That doth nightly...help the churning As she please, without discerning. \itFai. Pug, you will anon take warning. Sat, She that pinches country wenches, If they rub not clean...
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The Progresses, Processions, and Magnificent Festivities, of King ..., Volume 1

John Nichols - 1828 - 609 pages
...volume. G. * ie time or season. It is so used by our old poets. W. This is Mab the Mistress Fairy l , That doth nightly rob the dairy, And can hurt or help the cherning, As she please, without discerning. 1 Fai. Pug, you will anon take warning 3 ? Sat. She that...
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The English Annual for ...

1836
...fairies slipped in, and out, and about, their circle, while they made many offers to catch at him.~\ This is Mab, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly...help the churning, As she please, without discerning. FIRST FAIRY. Pug, you will anon take warning I * Time, or season. She that pinches country wenches,...
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The Graphic and Historical Illustrator: An Original Miscellany of Literary ...

Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1834 - 416 pages
...many other tricks, which (to say the least of them) were very unbecoming her regal dignity: " There is Mab, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly rob the dairy : And can help or hurt the churning Aa she please without discerning. 220 229 She that pinches country wenches...
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The graphic & historical illustrator, ed. by E.W. Brayley

Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1834
...many other tricks, which (to say the least of them) were very unbecoming her regal dignity: " There is Mab, the mistress fairy. That doth nightly rob the dairy : And can help or hurt the churning As she please without discerning. 229 She that pinches country wenches If...
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The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1835
...flipped in, out, and about, their circle, white theg made mang offer* to catch at Aim.] This is Mah, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly rob the dairy,...help the churning, As she please, without discerning. FIRST FAIRY. Pug, yon will anon take warning ? SATVB* She that pinches country wenches. If they rub...
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Lives of the queens of England, from the Norman conquest. By A ..., Volume 7

Agnes Strickland - 1840
...those at Guildhall ; but giants, palace, and all, were demolished by Cromwell and his destructives. This is Mab, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly rob the dairy. She can start our franklins' daughters In their sleep with shrieks and laughters And on sweet St. Agnes'...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the ..., Volume 2

John Brand - 1841
...: " There is Mah, the mistress fairy, That doth nightly roh the dairy, 288 289 And can help or hurt the churning As she please without discerning. She that pinches country wenches If they ruh not clean their henches; And with sharper nails rememhers, When they rake not up the emhers : But...
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