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" The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown: The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town. Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown: Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town. "
The Nursery Rhymes of England - Page 44
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1853 - 333 pages
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Sabrinae corolla in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contextuerunt tres ...

Shrewsbury (England). Royal School - English poetry - 1801 - 328 pages
...hand we'll go, And sleep thegither at the foot, John Anderson my jo. BuitNs. The Lion and the Unicorn. The lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown ; . The lion beat the unicorn All round the town. Some gave him white bread ; Some gave him brown ; Some gave him plum-cake, And sent him out...
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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies: Without Addition Or Abridgement ...

Children's poetry - 1833 - 88 pages
...and some to the rock, Some to make hay, and some to shell corn, And you and I will keep the bed warm. The Lion and the Unicorn Were fighting for the crown — The lion beat the unicorn AU about the town.. Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown, Some gave them plum-cake,...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...such perill with him for to mete ? CHAUCER. * Over the fields and along the towns [villages]. 2.—The lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown ;...beat the unicorn All round about the town. Some gave him white bread, Some gave him plum cake, And sent him out of town. Die laeyen end die u nick oe'ren...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841
...prevent the sport ? The bargain's bad in every part — The wife's the worst ; drive on the cart !" XLII. THE lion and the unicorn, Were fighting for the crown...beat the unicorn, All round about the town. Some gave him white bread, Some gave him plum cake, And sent him out of town. XLIII. DOCTOR Faustus was a good...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 4

Percy Society - English literature - 1841
...prevent the sport ? The bargain's bad in every part — The wife's the worst ; drive on the cart !" XLII. THE lion and the unicorn, Were fighting for the crown...beat the unicorn, All round about the town. Some gave him white bread, Some gave him plum cake, And sent him out of town. XLIII. DOCTOR Faustus was a good...
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The Early Naval Ballads of England, Issue 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Ballads, English - 1841 - 144 pages
...prevent the sport ? The bargain's bad in every part — The wife's the worst ; drive on the cart !" XLII. THE lion and the unicorn, Were fighting for the crown...beat the unicorn, All round about the town. Some gave him white bread, Some gave him plum cake, And sent him out of town. XLIII. DOCTOR Faustus was a good...
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The Nursery Rhymes of England: Obtained Principally from Oral Tradition

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Book jackets - 1843 - 259 pages
...prevent the sport ? The bargain's bad in every part — The wife's the worst ; drive on the cart !" THE lion and the unicorn, Were fighting for the crown...beat the unicorn, All round about the town. Some gave him white bread, And some gave him brown ; Some gave him plum cake, And sent him out of town. LIV....
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The nursery rhymes of England, ed. by J.O. Halliwell

James Orchard Halliwell- Phillipps - 1846
...LITTLE Tommy Tittlemouse Lived in a little house; He caught fishes In other men's ditches. LV. LVI. THE lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown;...Some gave them plum-cake, And sent them out of town. LVII. THERE was a jolly miller Lived on the river Dee, He look'd upon his pillow, And there he saw...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1908
...distich in question forms the opening of an old song, the first verse of which is as follows : — The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown ; The lion beat the unicorn all round the town. Some pave them white bread, and some gave them brown ; Some gave them plum cake and drummed...
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Sabrinae corolla, in hortulis regiae scholae Salopiensis contexuerunt tres ...

Severn river - 1850
...hand we'll go, And sleep thegither at the foot, John Anderson my jo. BURNS. The Lion and the Unicorn. The lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown ; The lion beat the unicorn All round the town. Some gave him white bread ; Some gave him brown ; Some gave him plum-cake, And sent him out...
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