Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry Volume 1; Consisting Of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, And Other…

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byThomas Percy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...harpe in hand; And I wil be the best singer, That ever sung in this lande. Itt shal be written in our forheads All and in grammarye, That we towe are the boldest men, That are in all Christentye.' And thus they renisht them to ryde, On tow good renish steedes; And when they came to king Adlands hall, Of redd gold shone their weedes. 1 See at the end of this Ballad, Note « And whan they came to kyng Adlands hall, Untill the fayre hall yate, There they found a proud porter Eearing himselfe thereatt. Sayes, ' Christ thee save, thou proud porter;' Sayes, ' Christ thee save and see.' ' Nowe you be weleome,' sayd the porter, ' Of what land soever ye bee.' Wee beene harpers,' sayd Adler younge, ' Come out of the northe countrye; Wee beene come hither untill this place, This proud weddinge for to see.' Sayd, And your color were white and redd, As it is blacke and browne, I wold saye king Estmere and his brother Were comen untill this towne.' Then they pulled out a ryng of gold, Layd itt on the porters arme: And ever we will thee, proud porter, Thow wilt saye us no harme.' Sore he looked on kyng Estmere, And sore he handled the ryng, Then opened to them the fayre hall yates, He lett for no kind of thyng. Kyng Estmere he stabled his steede Soe fayre att the hall bord; The froth, that came from his brydle bitte, Light in kyng Bremors beard. Saies, ' Stable thy steed, thou proud harper,' Saies, ' Stable him in the stalle; 200 It doth not beseeme a proud harper To stable him in a kyngs halle.' My ladde he is so lither,' he said, ' He will doe nought that's meete; And is there any man in this hall 205 Were able him to beate.' 'Thou speakst proud words,' sayes the king of Spaine, 'Thou harper here to mee: There is a man within this halle, Will beate thy ladd and thee...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...harpe in hand; And I wil be the best singer, That ever sung in this lande. Itt shal be written in our forheads All and in gramma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798343X

ISBN - 13:9780217983433

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