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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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Little Masterpieces of English Poetry, Volume 1

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - 1905
...wald lie down." 20 Scott, Minst. Scot. Bord. THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL 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, 5 A week but barely ane, Whan word came to the carline wife, That her three sons were gane. They hadna...
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Little Masterpieces of English Poetry, Volume 1

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig - 1905
...stalwart sons, And sent them o'er the sea. They hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, Whan word came to the carline wife, That her three sons...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...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition

Ashley Horace Thorndike - 1905 - 340 pages
...sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley. TENNYSON : The Brook. 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. The Wife of Usher's Well 3. Quatrain of iambic pentameters, rhyming alternately abab. This is the stanza...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - 1906 - 752 pages
...144 THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL. [From Seatt-t Miiutreliy H, 111 (1802)] There lived a wife at Usher's Well, And a wealthy wife was she; She had three stout and stalwart sons, 4 And sent them o'er the sea. The hadna been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When word came...
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The Popular Ballad

Francis Barton Gummere - 1907 - 360 pages
...to the end. In shorter compass, incremental repetition gives an emphatic effect: * — " They had na been a week from her, A week but barely ane, When...carline wife That her three sons were gane. " They had na been a week from her, A week but barely three, When word came to the carline wife That her sons...
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Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature

Walter Morris Hart - 1907 - 315 pages
...Wife of Usher's Well (79) and Fair Margaret and Sweet William (74) death is suggested by periphrasis. Word came to the carline wife That her three sons were gane (st. 2), That her sons she'd never see (st. 3). The ballad is notably fond of periphrasis: — for...
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Ballad and Epic: A Study in the Development of the Narrative Art

Walter Morris Hart - 1907 - 315 pages
...Wife of Usher's Well (79) and Fair Margaret and Sweet William (74) death is suggested by periphrasis. Word came to the carline wife That her three sons were gane (st. 2), That her sons she'd ne'ver see (st. 3). The ballad is notably fond of periphrasis: — for...
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Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland

Evelyn Blantyre Simpson - 1908 - 236 pages
...Yarrow"; in others it is heather. There was a wife who dwelt by Usher's Wells in ballad story— " A wealthy wife was she; She had three stout and stalwart sons And sent them o'er the sea." They returned to her from the dead and in their hats were branches from a birch. " It neither grew in syke...
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Esthetics

Kate Gordon - 1909 - 315 pages
...In the magger of doughty Douglas, And all that ever with him be, etc. 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, etc. The modern reader is captivated by the directness and simplicity with which the old ballad begins,...
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English and Scottish Popular Ballads

William Allan Neilson - 1909 - 187 pages
...na sooner down Then ay it is full weet." THE WIFE OF USHEK'S WELL 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...
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