Old Ballads (volume 2); Historical And Narrative, With Some Of Modern Date

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byThomas Evans

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1810. Excerpt: ... Newgate he builded fair, For prisoners to lie in; Christ-church he did repair, Christian love for to win. " Many more such like deeds Were done by Whittington; Which joy and comfort breeds, To such as look thereon. LIV. A Song of the deposing of King Richard the Second, and how after many miseries he was murder'd in Pomfret Castle. w Hen Richard the Second in England was king, And reign'd with honour and state, Six uncles he had, his grandfather's sons, King Edward that ruled of late : All counsellors noble and sage; Yet would he not hear Their precepts dear, So wilful he was, in this his young age. A sort of brave gallants he kept in his court, That trained him to wanton delights, Which parasites pleased him better in mind, Than all his best nobles and knights: Ambition and avarice grew So great in this land, That still from his hand A mass of rich treasure his parasites drew. His peers and his barons dishonoured were ; And upstarts thus mounted on high : His commons sore tax'd, his cities oppress'd, Good subjects were nothing set by; And what to his coffers did come, He wantonly spent, To please with content His nattering upstarts, still sporting at home. When thus unto ruin this kingdom began To fall from the highest estate, The nobles of England their prince's amiss, By parliament soon did rebate: And likewise those flatterers all, They banish'd the court, That made but a sport To. see this so famous a kingdom to fall. But after these gallants degraded were thus, King Richard himself was put down, And Bolingbroke, Lancaster's noble-born duke, By policy purchas'd his crown. Thus civil wars here begun, That could have no end, By foe nor by friend, Till seven kings reigns, with their lives, were outrun. But Richard, the breeder of all these same broib, In prison was wofully cast, W...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1810. Excerpt: ... Newgate he builded fair, For prisoners to lie in; Christ-church he did repair, Christian love for to win. " Many more such like deeds Were done by Whittin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217244246

ISBN - 13:9780217244244

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