The Ballad Minstrelsy of Scotland

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A. Gardner, 1893 - 656 pages
 

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Page 354 - They cannot mean that," answered Mr. Mertonn, " for our Lord has also told us to let our light so shine before men, that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father Which is in Heaven...
Page 372 - O where will I get a gude sailor, To take my helm in hand, Till I get up to the tall topmast, To see if I can spy land?' 'O here am I, a sailor gude, To take the helm in hand, Till you go up to the tall topmast, But I fear you'll ne'er spy land.
Page 309 - For I'm weary wi hunting, and fain wald lie down." " OI fear ye are poisond, Lord Randal, my son! OI fear ye are poisond, my handsome young man!
Page 376 - Ercildoune, a person came running in, and told, with marks of fear and astonishment, that a hart and hind had left the neighbouring forest, and were, composedly and slowly, parading the street of the village. The prophet instantly arose, left his habitation, and followed the wonderful animals to the forest, whence he was never seen to return. According to the popular belief, he still "drees his weird" in Fairy Land, and is one day expected to revisit earth.
Page 370 - Our King has written a braid letter, And seal'd it with his hand, And sent it to Sir Patrick Spens, Was walking on the strand. To Noroway, to Noroway, To Noroway o'er the faem; The King's daughter of Noroway, 'Tis thou maun bring her hame.
Page 307 - Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy, Oh, where have you been, charming Billy? I have been to seek a wife, she's the joy of my life, She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.
Page 495 - And happ'd him with the sod sae green. But think na ye my heart was sair, When I laid the moul...
Page 432 - Or else I vow I'll lay thee low ! "
Page 600 - ... Yarrow Kirk. Two tall unhewn masses of stone are erected, about eighty yards distant from each other ; and the least child, that can herd a cow, will tell the passenger, that there lie ' the two lords, who were slain in single combat.' " It will be, with many readers, the greatest recommendation of these verses, that they are supposed to have suggested to Mr. Hamilton of Bangour, the modern ballad, beginning, ' Busk ye, busk ye, my bonny bonny bride.
Page 94 - I bear a tongue ne'er wi' her spake, An eye that ne'er her saw." " O weel sall ye my true love ken, Sae sune as ye her see ; For, of a' the flowers of fair England, The fairest flower is she.

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