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" Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days On many a grassy plain; But since of late, Elizabeth And, later, James came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath been. "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Page 378
1819
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...Xlir. Witness those rings and roundelay! Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's day» ld but teach him how to tell my story ; And that would...her that she did pity them. [Queen Slab.] 0 then, I Ave-Maries, Their dances were procession : But now, alas ! they all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...is to milking rose, Then merrily went their labour, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs which yet remain, Were footed...which we note the fairies Were of the old profession, Then- songs were Ave-Maries, Their dances were procession But now, alas ! they are all dead, Or gone...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - English poetry - 1852 - 399 pages
...rounddelayes Of theirs , which yet remaine ; Were footed in queene Maries dayes On many a grassy playne. But since of late Elizabeth And later James came in...They never danc'd on any heath, As when the time hath bin. By which wee note the fairies Were of the old profession: Their songs were Ave Maries, Their dances...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1853 - 749 pages
...Ciss to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabor, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain ; Were...late Elizabeth And later James came in ; They never danced on any heath, As when the time hath bin. By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession:...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1853
...merrily went their tabor, And nimbly went their toes. »Loufaxm. Witness those rings and roundelayi Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen...Mary's days On many a grassy plain ; But since of late F.lizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danc'd on any heath As when the time hath been. By...
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Buds and Blossoms from Our Own Garden

Francis Channing Woodworth, Timothy Shay Arthur - 1854 - 227 pages
...people, than to employ a couple of stanzas from the bishop's playful ballad: " Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, -which yet remain, Were...late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never danced on any heath, As when the time hath been. " By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession...
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The Keepsake

J. T. Headley - Gift books - 1855 - 304 pages
...part of the sixteenth century. Thus runs one stanza of his satirical song : — " Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's reign, On many a grassy plain ; But since of late Elizabeth, And later, James, came in, They never...
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Edinburgh Essays

University of Edinburgh - English essays - 1857 - 350 pages
...home from labour, Or Ciss to milking rose, Then merrily went the labour And nimbly went their toes, By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession ; Their songs were Ave Marics; Their dances were procession. Hades and Fairy-land seem to have been identified — purgatory...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their labour, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs which yet remain, Were footed...fairies Were of the old profession, Their songs were Ave-Maries, Their dances were procession But now, alas ! they are all dead, Or gone beyond the seas...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859 - 729 pages
...milking rose. Then merrily, merrily went their tabor. And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs which yet remain, Were footed...late, Elizabeth, And, later, James came in, They never danced on any heath, Ai when the time liuth bin. By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession;...
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