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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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A Memorial of the Parish and Family of Hanmer in Flintshire ...

John Hanmer Hanmer (1st baron) - Flintshire (Wales) - 1876 - 300 pages
...or Elves' Orchard, but the "little people" have not lately been seen. Bishop Corbet said long since, But since of late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath bin; and now, a presumptuous improver solicits me to let...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876
...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 dnys On many a grassy plain ; But since of late Elizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danced...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...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...Mary's days On many a grassy plain ; But since of late Klizabcth, And later, James came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath been. By...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry, by T. Percy. Repr. entire from ..., Volume 3

English poetry - 1877
...And later James came in ; so 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, 85 Their dances were procession. But now, alas! they all are dead, Or gone beyond the seas, Or farther...
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A Memorial of the Parish and Family of Hanmer in Flintshire: Out of the the ...

John Hanmer Baron Hanmer - Hanmer (Wales : Parish) - 1877 - 298 pages
...Elves' Orchard, but the "little people " have not lately been seen. Bishop Corbet said long since, But since of late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath bin ; and now, a presumptuous improver solicits me to let...
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Humorous poems by English and American writers

William Michael Rossetti - American wit and humor - 1878 - 488 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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Reliques of ancient English poetry, by T. Percy

English poetry - 1880
...roundelayes 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...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...
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Once a Week, Volume 27

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1872
...late Elizabeth, And later, James, came in, They never danced on every heath As when the time hath bm. By which we note the Fairies Were of the old profession : Their songs were Ave Marias, Their dances were procession. But now, alas ! they all are dead, Or fled beyond the seas ;...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1880
...may safely contemn the battery of the waves and threat en ings of the * LuuU XIII Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days GIJ many u grassy plain ; But since of late Elizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danced...
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Aunt Charlotte's Evenings at Home with the Poets: A Collection of Poems for ...

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Children's poetry - 1881 - 354 pages
...Cis to milking goes, How merrily went the tabor, , How 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 A tell-tale in their company They never could endure, And whoso kept not secretly...
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