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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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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1877 - 302 pages
...feather ! W. Allinsham 28 Lights, the Aurora 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, A week but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife That her three...
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The English Poets, Volume 1

Thomas H. Ward - 1880
...USHER'S WELL. [Sometimes printed as part of The Three Clerks o' Owsatfard.] There lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three, Whan word came to the carline wife, That her sons she 'd never see. ' I wish the wind may never cease,...
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The English poets, selections, ed. by T.H. Ward. Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...WELL. [Sometimes printed as part of The Three Clerks o' Chusenford.] There lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife, They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three, Whan word came to the carline wife, That...
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Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...USHER'S WELL. [Sometimes printed as part of The Three Clerls o' Owsenford.] There lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife, They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three, Whan word came to the carline wife, That...
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Poet's walk, an introduction to English poetry, chosen by M. Morris

Mowbray Walter Morris - 1882
...will choose to live. J. Milton. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL, (Old Ballad.) THBEB lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word come 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 English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Volume 2, Issue 1

Francis James Child - 1886
...recitation of an old woman residing near Kirkhill, in West Lothian. 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 oer the sea. 2 They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, Whan word came to the carline wife That her...
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine, Volume 19

1886
...wealthy wife was she ; She bad three Btout and stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. They had na been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word came to the oarline wife That her three sons were gane. They had na been a week from her, A week but barely three,...
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The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Part 3

Francis James Child - 1886
...Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout and stalwart sons, And sent them oer the sea. 2 They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, Whan word came to the carline wife That her three sons were gane. 3 They hadna been a week from her,...
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A Third Poetry Book

1889 - 517 pages
...love. EB BROWNING 1 See note 1, p. 28. 31. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word cam' to the carline l wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna been a week from her, A week...
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Ballad Book

Katharine Lee Bates - 1890 - 230 pages
...And I nae mair maun toddle about the tree. THE WIFE 0F USHER'S WELL. THEKE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word cam' to the carline wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna been a week from her, A week but...
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