Yorkshire Notes and Queries, Volumes 1-2

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Page 105 - Lay me a green sod under my head, And another at my feet;* And lay my bent bow by my side, Which was my music sweet; And make my grave of gravel and green, Which is most right and meet.
Page 155 - Nothing would it bear But a silver nutmeg And a golden pear; The king of Spain's daughter Came to visit me, And all for the sake Of my little nut tree.
Page 153 - Old King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three!
Page 158 - Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!
Page 97 - One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth.
Page 231 - And how, of thousand snakes, each one Was changed into a coil of stone, When holy Hilda prayed ; Themselves, within their holy bound, Their stony folds had often found. They told, how sea-fowls...
Page 28 - We are not daily beggars, That beg from door to door But we are neighbours' children, Whom you have seen before.
Page 166 - Ah ! sweetly they slumber, nor hope, love, nor fear, — Peace, peace is the watchword, the only one here ! Unto Death, to whom monarchs must bow ? Ah, no ! for his empire is known, And here there are trophies enow ! Beneath — the cold dead, and around — the dark stone, Are the signs of a scepter that none may disown.
Page 209 - IN ancient times, as story tells, The saints would often leave their cells, And stroll about but hide their quality To try good people's hospitality. It...
Page 1 - Carriages without horses shall go, And accidents fill the world with woe. Around the world thoughts shall fly In the twinkling of an eye.

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