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A collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most ancient copies extant. With introductions historical and critical. [Vol II] [N166]

DMI number:
515
Publication Date:
1723
Volume Number:
2 of 3
ESTC number:
N166
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW111435826
Shelfmark:
BL c.108.bb.33
Full Title:
A | COLLECTION | OF OLD | BALLADS. | Corrected from the best and most | Ancient COPIES Extant. | WITH | INTRODUCTIONS | HISTORICAL and CRITICAL. | [rule] | [i]Illustrated with[/i] COPPER PLATES. | [rule] | VOL. II. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | [i]LONDON[/i]: | Printed for [i]J. Roberts[/i], and [i]D. Leach[/i] ; and sold by | [i]J. Brotherton[/i] in [i]Cornhill[/i]; [i]A. Bettesworth[/i] , and | [i]J. Batley[/i] in [i]Pater-Noster-Row[/i]; [i]J. Pemberton[/i] in | [i]Fleetstreet[/i]; [i]J. Woodman[/i] in [i]Bowstreet,Covent-Garden[/i]; | and [i]J. Stag[/i] in [i]Westminster-Hall.[/i] M DCC XXIII.
Epigraph:
[i]-- Celebrare Domestica facta.[/i]
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Duodecimo
Pagination:
pp.[2], [i]-xi, [5], [1]-266 [2].
Bibliographic details:
Half-title: [ornamental rule] | A | COLLECTION | OF OLD | BALLADS, [i]&c[/i]. | [rule] | VOL. II. | [ornamental rule]
Comments:
CONTENTS: Poems introduced with essays on their subject. PLATES: Frontispiece (signed J. Pine) and facing pp.1, 18, 34, 44, 68, 106, 125, 133, 137, 152, 166, 182, 191, 222.
Other matter:
PREFATORY MATERIALS: Preface pp.[i]-xi; Table of Ballads [3pp.]; 'Erratum' [1p.]. BACK MATTER: advertisements [2pp.]
References:
Case, 326 (2) (a)
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1723
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1 of 3
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A collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most ancient copies extant... Vol. III. [N941]
Publication Date:
1725
ESTC No:
N941
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3 of 3
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Editor:
Ambrose Philips
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Arthur Bettesworth
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D. Leach
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J. Brotherton
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J. Pemberton
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J. Stagg
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J. Woodman
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J[ames] Roberts
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Jeremiah Batley
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John Pine
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Content/Publication
First Line:
When Humber in his wrathful rage
Page No:
pp.1-7
Poem Title:
I. An old Ballad of a Duke of Cornwall's Daughter; who, after her Marriage to a King of Albion, was divorc'd for the Sake of a Favourite Mistress: And her Exemplary Revenge on them both. To the Tune of, In Greece, &c.
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First Line:
King Leir once ruled in this land
Page No:
pp.8-17
Poem Title:
II. A Lamentable Song of the Death of King Leir and his Three Daughters. To the Tune of, Flying Fame.
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First Line:
When Arthur first in court began
Page No:
pp.18-24
Poem Title:
II. The Noble Acts of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, with the Valiant Atchievements of Sir Lancelot du Lake. To the Tune of, Flying Fame.
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First Line:
When as King Edgar did govern this land
Page No:
pp.25-33
Poem Title:
IV. A Song of King Edgar, shewing how he was deceived of his Love. To the Tune of, Labandulishot.
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First Line:
Leofricus that noble earl
Page No:
pp.34-38
Poem Title:
V. How Coventry was made free by Godina, Countess of Chester. To the Tune of, Prince Arthur died at Ludlow, &c.
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First Line:
Come gentlemen all and listen a while
Page No:
pp.39-43
Poem Title:
VI. Robin Hood and the Bishop; shewing how Robin went to an old Woman's House, and chang'd Cloaths with her to 'scape from the Bishop; and how he robb'd him of all his Gold, and made him sing a Mass. To the Tune of, Robin Hood and the Stranger, &c.
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First Line:
Come listen to me you gallants so free
Page No:
pp.44-48
Poem Title:
VII. Robin Hood and Allen a Dale, or the Manner of Robin Hood's rescuing a young Lady from an old Knight, to whom she was going to be married, and restoring her to Allen a Dale, her former Love. To the Tune of, Robin Hood in the Green Wood.
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First Line:
I'll tell you a story a story anon
Page No:
pp.49-54
Poem Title:
VIII. King John, and the Abbot of Canterbury. To the Tune of, The King and Lord Abbot.
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First Line:
In old times past there was a king we read
Page No:
pp.55-58
Poem Title:
IX. The Old Abbot, and King Alfred. To the Tune of, The shaking of the Sheets.
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First Line:
Proud were the Spencers and of condition ill
Page No:
pp.59-67
Poem Title:
X. A Song of Queen Isabell, Wife to King Edward II. with the Downfall of the Spencers.
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First Line:
When as Edward the Third did live
Page No:
pp.68-78
Poem Title:
XI. Of King Edward III. and the Fair Countess of Salisbury, setting forth her Constancy and Endless Glory.
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First Line:
A council grave our king did hold
Page No:
pp.79-89
Poem Title:
XII. The Battel of Agincourt between the French and English. To the Tune of, Flying Fame.
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First Line:
I once a duchess was of great renown
Page No:
pp.90-99
Poem Title:
XIII. The Lamentable Fall of the Dutchess of Glocester, Wife to good Duke Humphrey; with the Manner of her doing Penance in London Streets, and of her Exile in the Isle of Man, where she ended her Days.
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First Line:
When God had taken away true wisdom's king
Page No:
pp.100-105
Poem Title:
XIV. The most cruel Murther of Edward the Vth, and his Brother Duke of York, in the Tower, by their Uncle Richard Duke of Glocester. To the Tune of, Fortune my Foe.
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First Line:
When York and Lancaster made war
Page No:
pp.106-114
Poem Title:
XV. The Union of the Red Rose and the White, by a Marriage between King Henry VII. and a Daughter of King Edward IV. To the Tune of, Flying Fame.
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First Line:
When as King Henry ruled this land
Page No:
pp.115-120
Poem Title:
XVI. The doleful Death of Queen Jane, Wife to King Henry VIII. and the Manner of Prince Edward's being cut out of her Womb. To the Tune of, The Lamentation of Lord Essex.
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First Line:
I have heard talk of Robin Hood
Page No:
pp.121-124
Poem Title:
XVII. Robin Hood's Golden Prize: Shewing how he robbed two Priests of Five Hundred Pounds. To the Tune of, Robin Hood was a tall young Man, &c.
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First Line:
I tell thee Dick where I have been
Page No:
pp.125-129
Poem Title:
A Ballad on a Wedding.
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First Line:
You that delight in a jocular song
Page No:
pp.130-132
Poem Title:
The Wanton Virgins Frightned; with the Spy's Downfal from the Tree-top to the Pond-bottom: Or, The old Man strangely Surpriz'd and Bugbear'd by the Black Bandileers and Buff-Coats, &c. Tune of, Ladies of London, &c.
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First Line:
The four and twentieth day of May
Page No:
pp.133-136
Poem Title:
The Swimming Lady: Or, A Wanton Discovery. Being a true Relation of a Coy Lady betray'd by her Lover as she was Stripping herself stark Naked, and Swimming in a River near Oxford. To the Tune of I'll never love thee more.
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First Line:
In Rome I read a nobleman
Page No:
pp.137-144
Poem Title:
A Worthy Example of a Vertuous Wife, who fed her Father with her own Milk, he being commanded by the Emperor to be starved to Death, but afterwards pardoned. Tune is, Flying Fame.
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First Line:
In stately Rome sometime did dwell
Page No:
pp.145-151
Poem Title:
Faithful Friendship: Or, Alphonso and Ganselo. To the Tune of Flying Fame.
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First Line:
In Rome a nobleman did wed
Page No:
pp.152-157
Poem Title:
A Lamentable Ballad of the Tragical End of a Gallant Lord and Virtuous Lady; together with the Untimely Death of their two Children; wickedly performed by a Heathenish and Blood-thirsty Black-a-Moor, their Servant; the like of which Cruelty and Murther was never before heard of.
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First Line:
In Nineveh old Toby dwelt
Page No:
pp.158-165
Poem Title:
A Pleasant Ballad of Tobias: Wherein is shewed what wonderful Things chanced to him in his Youth; and how he wedded a young Damosel that had Seven Husbands, but never enjoy'd their Company, being all Slain by an Evil Spirit.
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First Line:
When King Nebuchadnezzar
Page No:
pp.166-172
Poem Title:
The Overthrow of proud Holofernes, and the Triumph of virtuous Queen Judith.
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First Line:
In Bath a wanton wife did dwell
Page No:
pp.173-178
Poem Title:
The wanton Wife of Bath, To the Tune of, Flying Fame, &c.
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First Line:
Tom and Will were shepherds swains
Page No:
pp.179-181
Poem Title:
The Ballad of Tom and Will.
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First Line:
When Sol had left his weary teams
Page No:
pp.182-184
Poem Title:
Roger's Delight: Or, the West Country Christ'ning and Gossiping. To the Tune of, Cold and Raw.
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First Line:
An honest man as I am told
Page No:
pp.185-187
Poem Title:
The Cowardly Clown of Flanders Cuckolded.
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First Line:
Good your worship cast an eye
Page No:
pp.188-190
Poem Title:
The Low-Couutry Soldier: Or, His Humble Petition at his Return into England, after his Bold Adventures in Bloody Battels.
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First Line:
Will you hear a Spanish lady
Page No:
pp.191-194
Poem Title:
The Spanish Lady's Love.
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First Line:
Margarita first possessed
Page No:
pp.195-198
Poem Title:
The Cronicle.
Attribution:
Mr Cowley
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Abraham Cowley
First Line:
When my hairs grow hoary and my cheeks look pale
Page No:
pp.199-200
Poem Title:
The old Woman's Wish.
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First Line:
Virgins so fair at length it may prove
Page No:
p.201
Poem Title:
The Maid's Wish.
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First Line:
It was a blind beggar that long lost his sight
Page No:
pp.202-207
Poem Title:
The Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bednal-Green.
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First Line:
Within a gallant palace most brave
Page No:
pp.208-211
Poem Title:
The second Part
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First Line:
Jolly Roger Twangdillo of Plowden Hill
Page No:
pp.212-214
Poem Title:
Jolly Roger.
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First Line:
In ancient years as books express
Page No:
pp.215-219
Poem Title:
An excellent Song, entituled a Penny-worth of Wit. To the Tune of, Labandulishot.
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First Line:
Prithee Susan what doth muse on
Page No:
pp.220-221
Poem Title:
James and Susan.
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First Line:
You that love mirth give ear to my song
Page No:
pp.222-223
Poem Title:
Sawney and Teague, or the unfortunate Success of a Dear-Joy's Devotion. To the Tune of, Lilly-burlero.
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First Line:
Welsh Morgan young Teague and brisk Sawney the Scot
Page No:
pp.224-227
Poem Title:
A Dialogue between Morgan, Sawney, and Teague, on the 19th of October, 1714 the Eve of his Majesty's Coronation. To the Tune of, Dear Catholick Brother.
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First Line:
Young gallants all I pray draw near
Page No:
pp.228-229
Poem Title:
The Merchant's Son and Beggar Wench of Hull.
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First Line:
An old woman clothed in grey
Page No:
pp.230-232
Poem Title:
The Worcestershire Wedding, or Joy after Sorrow. To the Tune of, Kind Husband and Imperious Wife.
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First Line:
Tender hearts of London city
Page No:
pp.232-233
Poem Title:
The Lover's lamentable Tragedy. To the Tune of, In the West of Devonshire.
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First Line:
Of a rich counsellor I write
Page No:
pp.234-236
Poem Title:
The Crafty Lover: Or, the Lawyer out-witted. To the Tune of, I love you more and more.
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First Line:
Jockey met with Jenny fair
Page No:
pp.237-239
Poem Title:
Distracted Jockey's Lamentation, or O'er the Hills and far away.
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First Line:
Jockey was a dowdy lad
Page No:
pp.239-241
Poem Title:
Peggy's Choice, Or, the Three Lovers.
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First Line:
As I sat at my spinning wheel
Page No:
pp.241-243
Poem Title:
The Bonny Scot, Or, the yielding Lass.
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First Line:
With tuneful pipe and merry glee
Page No:
pp.243-244
Poem Title:
A Scotch Song.
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First Line:
By moonlight on the green
Page No:
pp.244-245
Poem Title:
A Scotch Song.
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First Line:
When my bonny Jockey left me
Page No:
pp.246-247
Poem Title:
The Unfortunate Lovers.
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First Line:
Bonny Peggy lived near
Page No:
pp.248-249
Poem Title:
The Scotch Lovers, Or, an Amorous Encounter between Sawney and Peggy.
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First Line:
Now Jockey and Moggy are ready
Page No:
pp.250-252
Poem Title:
The Scotch Wedding, Or, The Lass with the Golden Hair.
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First Line:
Gin thou wert my ene thing
Page No:
pp.253-254
Poem Title:
A Scotch Song.
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First Line:
Blithe Jockey young and gay
Page No:
pp.255-257
Poem Title:
Blith Jockey.
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First Line:
There lived a lass in our town
Page No:
pp.258-260
Poem Title:
The Scotch Lass's Lamentation for the Loss of her Maidenhead.
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First Line:
The bonny grey eyed morn began to peep
Page No:
pp.261-262
Poem Title:
The bonny Grey-Ey'd Morn, Or Jockey rous'd with Love.
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First Line:
Rise bonny Kate the sun's got up high
Page No:
pp.263-264
Poem Title:
Bonny Kate of Epsom-Wells.
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First Line:
Charming Jenny is fair and gay
Page No:
pp.265-266
Poem Title:
The Happy Shepherd, Or, The Charming Virgins.
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