Gleanings of Scotch, English, and Irish, scarce old ballads, chiefly tragical and historical. With notes by P. Buchan

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Peter Buchan
1825
 

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22 ページ - THEY made her a grave, too cold and damp " For a soul so warm and true ; " And she's gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp *, " Where, all night long, by a fire-fly lamp,
96 ページ - He hadna gane a step, a step, A step but barely ane, When a bout flew out of our goodly ship, And the salt sea it came in. ' Gae, fetch a web o' the silken claith, Another o' the twine, And wap them into our ship's side, And let na the sea come in.
97 ページ - A' for the sake of their true loves, For them they'll see nae mair. O lang lang may the ladyes sit, Wi' their fans into their hand, Before they see Sir Patrick Spens Come sailing to the strand ! And lang lang may the maidens sit, Wi' their goud kaims in their hair, A' waiting for their ain dear loves, For them they'll see nae mair.
94 ページ - O whare will I get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine?' O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the King's right knee, 'Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor That ever sailed the sea.
96 ページ - O where will I get a gude sailor, To take my helm in hand, Till I get up to the tall top-mast, 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 top-mast ; But I fear you'll ne'er spy land.
97 ページ - The ladyes wrang their fingers white, The maidens tore their hair, A' for the sake of their true loves ; For them they'll see na mair. O lang, lang, may the ladyes sit, Wi...
190 ページ - Henry had made for her a house of wonderfull working ; so that no man or woman might come to her, but he that was instructed by the king, or such as were right secret with him touching the matter. This house after some was named Labyrinthus, or Dedalus worke, which was wrought like unto a knot in a garden, called a Maze...
181 ページ - Gordon and his men Were round about the town. They had nae sooner sitten down, Nor sooner said the grace, Till Edom o' Gordon and his men Were closed about the place.
25 ページ - Soon as his well-known ship she spied, She cast her weeds away, And to the palmy shore she hied, All in her best array. In sea-green silk so neatly clad, She there impatient stood ; The crew with wonder saw the lad Repel the foaming flood.
18 ページ - Her well-known voice the hero heard ; He raised his death-closed eyes, And fix'd them on the weeping maid, And weakly thus replies : "In vain Matilda begs the life, By death's arrest denied : My race is run — adieu, my love" — Then closed his eyes and died. The sword, yet warm, from his left side With frantic hand she drew : " I come, Sir James the Rose...

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