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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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Golden leaves from the works of poets and painters, ed. by R. Bell

Robert Bell - 1872
...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 footed...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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1875 - 352 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...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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Fairy Tales LEGENDS AND ROMANCE ILLUSTRATING SHAKESPEARE AND OTHER EARLY ...

JOSEPH RITSON - 1875
...Ciss to milking rose, Then merrily went their tabour, 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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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1875
...milking rose, Then merrily, merrily went their tabor. And nimbly wont their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs which yet remain, Were footed...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...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1875
...milking rose, Then merrily, merrily went their tubor, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs which yet remain, Were footed...: But since, of late, Elizabeth, And, later, James come In, They never danced on any heath, As when the time hath bin. By which we note the fairies Were...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1875 - 352 pages
...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. By which...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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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 934 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...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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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...Cis to milking rose, Then merrily went their labour, And nimbly went their toes. Witness those rings t with innocent ; • Louis ХШ. But since of late Elizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danced on any heath...
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Stories from history, by E. Taylor and other authors

Emily Taylor - Historical fiction - 1876
...yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's dayes, On many a grassy plain. But since of late Efeabeth, And later James came in, They never danc'd on any heath, As when the time hath bin. By which we note, the fairies Were of the old profession, Their songs were " Ave Mariefc," Their...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry, by T. Percy, ed. by J. V. Prichard, Volume 2

English poetry - 1876
...And later James came in, 30 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, 35 Their dances were procession. But now, alas ! they all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas, Or farther...
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