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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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Ballad Book

Katharine Lee Bates - 1890 - 230 pages
...And I nae rnair maun toddle about the tree. 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 wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna been a week from her, A week but...
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Ballad Book

Katharine Lee Bates - 1890 - 230 pages
...And sent them o'er the sea. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word cam' to the carline wife, That her three sons were gane....week from her, A week but barely three, When word cam' to the carline wife, That her sons she'd never see. " I wish the wind may never cease, Nor fashes...
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The Blue Poetry Book

Andrew Lang - 1891 - 351 pages
...bowers Were barren as this moorland hill. SCOTT. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL THERE lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she ; She had three stout...carline wife, That her three sons were gane. They had not been a week from her, A week but barely three, When word came to the carline wife ' I wish...
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The Blue Poetry Book

Andrew Lang - 1891 - 351 pages
...bowers Were barren as this moorland hill. SCOTT. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL 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 gone. They had not been a week from her, A week but barely three, When word came to the carline wife...
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The Blue Poetry Book...

Andrew Lang - 1892 - 264 pages
...bowers Were barren as this moorland hill. SCOTT. 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, They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word came to the carline wife, That her...
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The English Poets, Volume 1

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1893
...USHER'S WELL. [Sometimes printed as part of The Three Clerts o' Owstitford.] There hved 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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Abbotsford Series of the Scottish Poets,

George Eyre-Todd - 1893
...strange and powerful ballad appeared in Scott's Minstrelsy of the Border.] 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 carline1 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

1893 - 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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Old English Ballads

Francis Barton Gummere - 1894 - 380 pages
...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...to the carline wife That her three sons were gane. 3. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely three, When word came to the carlin wife That...
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The new Werther, or the wealsman's wrath: a study in characteristics

David Simpson Graham - 1894 - 201 pages
...was the reply. " Well, well, sing thy song, pretty one ! " he said. "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. With a heigho, a lily, lily gay, Fine flowers i' the valley. There came three singers to the gates,...
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