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" There lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she; She had three stout and stalwart sons, And sent them oer the sea. They hadna been a week from her, « A week but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife That her three sons were gane. "
The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His Last ... - Page 165
by Walter Scott - 1833
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ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH BALLADS.

FRANCIS JAMES CHILD - 1860
...Sons o} Ow~ senford. See the second volume of this collection, page 63. THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she, She had three stout...them o'er the sea. They hadna been a week from her, & A week but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna...
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Early Scottish Ballads

William Motherwell - 1864 - 354 pages
...recitation, in Peeblesshire, which are here inserted within brackets. THERE lived a wife at Usher's well, And a wealthy wife was she : She had three stout...came to the carline wife That her three sons were gana They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three, When word came to the carline wife,...
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The Ballad Book: A Selection of the Choicest British Ballads

William Allingham - 1865 - 393 pages
...And for the words the Queen had spoke Did brave Young Waters dee. IX of THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout and stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. •2. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word cam' to the carline wife That...
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The Ballad Book: A Selection of the Choicest British Ballads

William Allingham - 1865 - 397 pages
...spoke Did brave Young Waters dee. IX THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL I HPHERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, -L And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout and stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. 2 They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word cam' to the carline wife That her...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border: ballads, collected by sir W. Scott. Repr ...

Scottish border - 1869
...hillock. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL. A FRAGMENT. NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she, She had three stout...week from her, A week but barely ane, When word came back to the carline wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna been a week from her, A week but...
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The Ballad Minstrelsy of Scotland: Romantic and Historical. With Notes and ...

1871 - 656 pages
...explanatory notes [marked S.] are from the pen of Sir Walter Scott. 1 THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout and stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. 2 They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word came back to the carline wife,...
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A Paper on Ballad Literature Read at the Manchester Athena Um Debating Society

William Ritchie MacFadyen - 1873 - 43 pages
...apparition described. The " Wife of Usher's Well" may illustrate this: There lived a wife at Usher's well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...to the carline wife That her three sons were gane. ****** It fell about the Martinmas, When nights are lang and mirk, The carline wife's three sons came...
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Minstrelsy, Ancient and Modern: With an Historical Introd. and Notes

William Motherwell - 1873 - 9 pages
...This fragment is given from the " Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border." THERE lived a wife at Usher's well, And a wealthy wife was she : She had three stout...her, A week but barely ane, When word came to the carlinewife That her three sons were gane. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three,...
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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1875 - 302 pages
...feather ! W. Allingham 28 Lights, the Aurora *54* THE WIFE OF USHER 'S WELL THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she : She had three stout...and stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. They had not been a week from her, 5 A week but barely ane, When word came to the carline -wife That her...
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The Book of Scottish Ballads: A Comprehensive Collection of the Most ...

Alexander Whitelaw - 1875 - 576 pages
...wife at Usher*! well. And a wealthy wife wa* she ; She bxd three stout and stalwart son«. And Bent them o'er the sea. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely aoe, When word came tu the carllne wife. That her three «on« were gane. They hadna been a week frum...
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