Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England, Volume 3

William Carew Hazlitt
J.R. Smith, 1866

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Pagina 115 - Infirm of purpose ! Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; 'tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.
Pagina 53 - For except thou canst answer me questions three, Thy head shall be smitten from thy bodie. ' And first,
Pagina 29 - Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu ! Groweth sed, and bloweth med, And springth the wude nu, Sing cuccu ! " Awe bleteth after lomb, Lhouth after calve cu ; Bulluc sterteth, bucke verteth, Murie sing cuccu ! "Cuccu, cuccu, well singes thu, cuccu, Ne swik thu naver nu ; Sing, cuccu, nu, sing, cuccu, Sing, cuccu, sing, cuccu, nu !
Pagina 214 - As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a, fair woman which is without discretion.
Pagina 51 - Then led hee them through a way where a horse might very well have been up to the belly ; they followed him, and were so durtie, as though they had wallowed in the myre like swine ; sometime gave hee them rest onely to laugh at them ; then were they so sleepie, when hee did not play, that they fell to the ground. Then on the sudden would hee play againe, and make them start up and follow him. Thus kept hee them the better part of the night.
Pagina 118 - Thisby is, certain. This man, with lime and rough-cast, doth present Wall, that vile wall which did these lovers sunder: And through wall's chink, poor souls, they are content To whisper; at the which let no man wonder.
Pagina 52 - Tom with his pipe made such a noise, That he pleased both the girls and boys ; And they stopped to hear him play,
Pagina 130 - Have maad come in a water and a barge, And in the halle rowen up and doun.
Pagina 104 - Imprinted at London at the long shop adioyning vnto Saint Mildreds Churche in the Pultrie, by John Allde. Under the title above given is a woodcut in five compartments, each of which represents an incident in the story. There is no imprint. A facsimile of the title-page is here furnished. This ancient metrical tale bears some resemblance in its character to that of the Little...
Pagina 164 - But O, I spy the cuckoo, the cuckoo, the cuckoo; See where she sitteth: come away, my joy; Come away, I prithee: I do not like the cuckoo Should sing where my Peggy and I kiss and toy.

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