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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 Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1881 - 1002 pages
...roundelayes Of theirs, which yet remaine; Were footed in Queene Maries dayes On many a grassy playne. rils snu 4 danced on any heath, As when the time hath bin. By which wee note the fairies Their songs were A ve...
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Salopian Shreds and Patches, Volume 4

Shropshire (England) - 1881
...roundelayes Of theirs, which yet remaine. Were footed in queen« Marie's days On many a grassy playne. 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 tho old profession...
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Specimens, with memoirs, of the less-known British poets. With an ..., Volume 1

George Gilfillan - 1881
...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 in Queen Mary's daya On many a grassy plain; But since of late Elizabeth, And later, James came in, They never danced...
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SONGS OF THREE CENTURIES

1883
...theirs, which yet remain, Were footed in Queen Mary's days And later, James came in, They never danced on any heath As when the time hath been. By which we note the fairies Their dances were procession: But now, alas ! they all are dead, Were of the old profession, Their...
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Letters on demonology and witchcraft. With an intr. by H. Morley

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1884
...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, in Queen Mary's days, O:i many a grassy plain ; But since of late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never danced on...
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A History of Elizabethan Literature

George Saintsbury - English literature - 1887 - 471 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 As when the time hath been. " Farewell rewards and fairies Good housewives now...
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Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

Walter Scott - Demonology - 1887 - 320 pages
...their tabor, And merrily went their toes. " Witness those rings and roundelays Of theirs, which vet remain, Were footed, in Queen Mary's days, On many...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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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, Etc

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1887 - 438 pages
...roundelayes Of theirs, which yet remaine ; Were footed in queene Maries dayea 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...
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The Rural Life of England, Volume 2

William Howitt - Country life - 1888 - 386 pages
...rose, Then merrily went their labour, And merrily went their toes. Witness those rings and roundelayes Of theirs which yet remain ; Were footed in Queen Mary's days On many a grassy playne. But since of late Elizabeth, And later James came in, They never danced on any heath As when...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1890 - 383 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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