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In elder times there was of yore

DMI number:
36960
First Line:
In elder times there was of yore
Last Line:
Will all be merry together
Poem Genre / Form:
Ballad metre, Ballad, Narrative verse, and Octet abcbdefe
Themes:
Food and drink, Money / wealth, Nature, Poverty, The monarchy (heads of state), Virtue / vice, and Women / the female character
Content/Publication
Title:
Old ballads, historical and narrative, with some of modern date [T146587] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.11-21
Poem Title:
III. King Alfred and the Shepherd. With the humours of Gillian, the shepherd's wife.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed