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HE CHILD OF EL, LE
From the Rev. T. Percy's, M.S. CHILD

was a title some time given to a Knight.

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Little MUSGRAVE AND LADY BARNARD

9 This Ballad is ancient, and is quoted in

many old plays. The KNIGHT AND SHEPHERD'S DAUGHTER 14 From an old Printed Copy in the Rev.

T. Percy's pofleflion. EDOM O' GORDON

19 The public are indebted to Sir D. Dal

rymple, Bart. for this Ballad, who gave
it as it was preserved in the memory of
a Lady that is now dead.

KING COPHETUA AND THE BEGGAR MAID 25
This story is often alluded to by our old

Dramatic Writers. It was printed in
1012, intitled, A Song of a Beggar and
a King.

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TAKE THY OLD CLOAK ABOUT THEE
is supposed to have been originally a Scot-

tish Ballad. Shakcípeare in his Othello,
Act. 2. has quoted one stanza with
variations, which are here adopted.

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Sir LANCELOT DU LAKE
This Ballad is quoted in Shakespeare's ad.

part of Henry IV. A&t. 2. scene 4.

THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO His Love 38
This beautiful Sonnet is quoted in the

Merry Wives of Windsor, Act. 3.
scene 1. and is by some ascribed to
Shakespeare himself.

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The NYMPH's REPLY
Supposed to be written by Sir Walter

Raleigh.

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KING LEIR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS
This Ballad is given from an ancient
Copy in the

" Golden Garland,”
Black I.etter, intitled, A lamentable
Song of the Death of King Leir and
his Three Daughters.

THE FRIAR OF ORDERS GRAY
Selected by the Rev. T. Percy, from

many fragments out of Shakespeare's
Plays, and connected together, so as to
form them into a little Tale.

54

GILDER O.Y
was a famous Robber, about the middle

of the lait Century, and is said to have
robbed Cardinal Richlieu, 0. Cron.
well, &c.

58

WINIFREDA
This beautiful address to conjugal love

is a Translation from the ancient Bri-
tithi language.

66

JEMMY DAWSON

Founded on a remarkable fact that hap

pened among the executions, after the
Rebellion, 1745, and written by W.
Shenstone, Esq.

63

YOU MEANER BEAUTYes
The Author and date of this Sonnet are

unknown.

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MY MIND TO ME A KINGDOM 19.
This excellent Song was famous in the

Sixteenth Century, and is mentioned
by Ben Johnson in his Every Man out
of his Humour, firft acted 1599, Act.
1. Scene i.

68

THE WITCH OF WOREY
Wokey Hole is a noted cavern of Somer-

setshire.

BRYAN AND PereenE, A West INDIAN

BALLAD
Is founded on a real fact, that happened

in the Inand of St. Kitt's. Dr. Grain.
ger, (Author of the Sugar Cane) was
in the Inand, when this tragical inci.
dent happened.

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GENTLE RIVER
Trannated from the Spanish by the Rev.

T. Percy.

74

LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ANNET

A Scottish Ballad.

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BRAVE LORD WILLOUGHBY
Peregrine Bertie, Lord Willoughby of

Eresby, in the year 1586, greatly dis-
tinguished himself at the Siege of Zut-
phen, in the Low Countries. He died

in 1601.
THE BONNY EARL OF MURRAY

a young Nobleman, of the most pro-
mising virtues, was Nain by George
Gordon, E. of Huntley, in the night of

86

Feb. 7, 1592.

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MARY AMBRee
From an ancient Black Letter Copy in

the Pepys Collection.
MURDER OF THE KING OF Scots
The catastrophe of Henry Stewart Lord

Daroley, the unfortunate husband of -
Mary Q. of Scots, is the subject of this

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