A Little Book of Songs and Ballads: Gathered from Ancient Musick Books, Ms. and Printed

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J. R. Smith, 1851 - Ballads, English - 227 pages
 

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Page 23 - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any language truly translated, with a "Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev.
Page 53 - ANECDOTA LITERARIA; a Collection of Short Poems in English, Latin, and French, illustrative of the Literature and History of England in the Xlllth Century ; and more especially of the Condition and Manners of the different Classes of Society. By T. Wright, MA, FSA, &c. 8vo, cloth, only 250 copies printed, 5s.
Page 22 - Nothing can be more interesting than this little book, containing a lively picture of the opinions and conversations of one of the most eminent scholars and most distinguished patriots England has produced. There are few volumes of its size so pregnant with sense, combined with the most profound earning!
Page 171 - Though green at noon, cut down at night, Shows thy decay; All flesh is hay: Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 198 - THE gentry to the King's Head, The nobles to the Crown, The knights unto the Golden Fleece, And to the Plough the clown. The church-man to the Mitre, The shepherd to the Star, The gardener hies him to the Rose, To the Drum...
Page 34 - WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND.— Dialogues, Poems, Songs, and Ballads, by various Writers, in the Westmoreland and Cumberland Dialects, now first collected ; to which is added, a copious Glossary of Words peculiar to those Counties. Post 8vo, pp. 408, cloth. 9*.
Page 21 - THE VISION AND CREED OF PIERS PLOUGHMAN. Edited by THOMAS WRIGHT ; a new edition, revised, with additions to the Notes and Glossary. 2 vols. 10s. " The Vision of
Page 53 - It must be observed that this is not a mere account of St. Patrick's Purgatory, but a complete history of the legends and superstitions relating to the subject, from the earliest times, rescued from old MSS. as well as from old printed books. Moreover, it embraces a singular chapter of literary history omitted by Warton and all former writers with whom we are acquainted : and we think we may add, that it forms the best introduction to Dante that has yet been published.
Page 53 - The Anglo-Norman Period. Thick 8vo, cloth, 6s (original price 12s) Published under the superintendence of the Council of the Royal Society of Literature. There is no work in the English Language which gives the reader such a comprehensive and connected History of the Literature of these periods.

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