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第10页 - And then your grace need not make any doubt But in twenty-four hours you'll ride it about. The king he laughed, and swore by St. Jone, I did not think it could be gone so soone ! — Now from the third question thou must not shrinke, But tell me here truly what I do thinke.
第7页 - Now three weeks space to thee will I give. And that is the longest time thou hast to live; For if thou dost not answer my questions three, Thy lands and thy livings are forfeit to mee.
第6页 - The following is chiefly printed from an ancient black-letter copy to "the tune of Deny down." AN ancient story He tell you anon Of a notable prince, that was called King John ; And he ruled England with maine and with might, For he did great wrong, and maintein'd little right.
第258页 - There was an old farmer in Sussex did dwell, And he had a bad wife, as many knew well.
第43页 - quoth our king merrilye; " In faith, I take it now very unkind : I thought thou wouldst pledge me in ale and wine heartily." Quoth Dicke, " You are like to stay till I have din'd : You feed us with twatling dishes soe small ; Zounds, a blacke-pudding is better than all.
第9页 - fore our fader the pope." " Now, welcome, sire abbot," the king he did say, " Tis well thou'rt come back to keepe thy day : For and if thou canst answer my questions three, Thy life and thy living both saved shall bee.
第8页 - How soone he may ride this whole world about ; And at the third question I must not shrinke, But tell him there truly what he does thinke.
第257页 - BELL'S Edition, revised. With Preliminary Essay by the Rev. WW SKEAT, MA 4 vols. y. 6d. each. EARLY BALLADS AND SONGS OF THE PEASANTRY OF ENGLAND.