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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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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...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 in Queen Mary's days On many a grassy plain : Bat since, of late, Elizabeth, And, later, James came in, They never danced on any heath, As when...
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First period. Second period. From Spenser to Dryden

George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1860
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabor, And nimbly went their toes. 4 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 As when the time hath been. 5 By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession,...
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Christmas: Its Customs and Carols. With Compressed Vocal Score of Select ...

William Wallace Fyfe - Carols - 1860 - 190 pages
...merrily vent their tabor, And merrily went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theira which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days,...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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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabor, 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 all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas;...
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Favourite English Poems: Chaucer to Pope, 1350-1700

English poetry - 1863
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabor, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days On many a grassy plain ; Rut since of late Elizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danc'd on any heath As when the...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1867
...— " Witness those rings and rounclelayes Of theirs, which yet remaine, Were footed in Queen Marie'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 bin. By which we note the fairies Were of the old profession...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Letters on demonology and ...

Walter Scott - Demonology - 1870
...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 As when the time hath bin. " By which we note, the fairies Were of the old profession,...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabor, 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 all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas...
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New Outlook, Volume 93

1909
...their tabor, And nimbly went their toes." " Witness these rings and roundelays Of theirs which still remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days, On many...late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never dance on any hearth As when the time hath bin." Isn't it charming ? Could it ever have been done better,...
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Demonology and Witchcraft: In a Series of Letters Addressed to J.G. Lockhart

Walter Scott - Demonology - 1872 - 406 pages
...milking rose, Then merrily, merrily went their tabor, And merrily 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 As when the time hath bin. ' By which we note, the fairies Were of the old profession,...
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