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The Book of Brave Old Ballads   By: (1817-1897)

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THE BOOK

OF

BRAVE OLD BALLADS.

Illustrated with Sixteen Coloured Engravings,

FROM DRAWINGS BY JOHN GILBERT.

" I never heard the old song of Percie and Douglas, that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet. " SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.

LONDON: WARD, LOCK, AND TYLER, WARWICK HOUSE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

LONDON: PRINTED BY J. OGDEN AND CO., 172, ST. JOHN STREET, E.C.

[Illustration: THE FROLICSOME DUKE, OR THE TINKER'S GOOD FORTUNE.]

CONTENTS.

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ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE 1

THE CHILDE OF ELLE 17

ADAM BELL, CLYM OF THE CLOUGH, AND WILLIAM OF CLOUDESLY

Part the First 30 Part the Second 43 Part the Third 55

SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE 74

THE FROLICKSOME DUKE; OR, THE TINKER'S GOOD FORTUNE 82

THE MORE MODERN BALLAD OF CHEVY CHASE 89

KING EDWARD IV. AND THE TANNER OF TAMWORTH 106

THE HEIR OF LINNE

Part the First 118 Part the Second 124

SIR ANDREW BARTON

Part the First 133 Part the Second 142

BRAVE LORD WILLOUGHBEY 155

KING JOHN AND THE ABBOT OF CANTERBURY 162

ROBIN HOOD AND THE CURTAL FRIAR 170

ROBIN HOOD AND ALLEN A DALE 181

VALENTINE AND URSINE

Part the First 188 Part the Second 198

THE KING AND THE MILLER OF MANSFIELD

Part the First 214 Part the Second 222

ILLUSTRATIONS.

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1. SIR GUY OF GISBORNE.

He took Sir Guy's head by the hair, And stuck it upon his bow's end 11

2. THE CHILDE OF ELLE.

Pardon, my lord and father dear, This fair young knight and me 28

3. ADAM BELL, CLYM OF THE CLOUGH, &C.

Cloudesly bent a right good bow, That was of a trusty tree 36

4. They kneeled down without hindrance, And each held up his hand 60

5. SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE.

She brought him to a river side And also to a tree 76

6. THE FROLICKSOME DUKE. ( Frontispiece. )

Now he lay something late, in his rich bed of state, Till at last knights and squires, they on him did wait 84

7. CHEVY CHASE.

Then leaving life, Earl Percy took The dead man by the hand 99

8. KING EDWARD AND THE TANNER.

The tanner he pull'd, the tanner he sweat, And held by the pummel fast 114

9. THE HEIR OF LINNE.

And he pull'd forth three bags of gold, And laid them down upon the board 130

10. SIR ANDREW BARTON.

They boarded then his noble ship, They boarded it with might and main 150

11. THE BRAVE LORD WILLOUGHBEY.

They kneeled on the ground, And praised God devoutly 157

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