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* Three of the following fianzas have been finely paraphrased by Dr. GOLDSMITH, in his cbarming Ballad of EDWIN AND EMMA; the reader of taste will have a pleajure in comparing them with i bevoriginals
And still I try'd each fickle art,
Importurate and vain ;
I triumph'd in his pain,
'Till quite dejeeted with my scorn,
He left me to my pride;
In secret, where be dy'd.
ANCIENT PO EM S.
tender age ;
To undergoe this pilgrimage.
? And ever will doe till I dye ; And gett me to some fecrett place,
For soe did hee, and so will I.
Now, gentle herdsman, aske no more,
But keepe my secretts I thce pray ;
Show me the right and readye way.
“ Now goe thy wayes, and God before !
“ For he'must ever guide thee ftill: “ Turne downe that dale, the right hand path,
“ And foe, faire pilgrim, fare thee well!”
But mine the sorrow, mine tbe fauk,
And well my life spall pay;
And stretch me where be lay.
And there forlorn despairing hid,
I'll lay me down and die:
And so for bim will I.
* To Mew what constant tribute was paid to OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM, I shall give a few extracts from the US
when the tiforf the Haugs6
ANCIENT PO E M S. "
turtu uj Nvorenumottatur Els port
Lordship's Offerynge to our Lady of W'ailyngebam. iiij d.
upholdynge of the Light of Wax which bis Lordship fynd-
said Lyght byrnynge, vi s. viij d.
Chanon that kepith the Light before our Lady of Walfyn-
thorowt the yere, xij d.
Prest that kepith the Light, lyghtynge of it at all service
K. EDWARD IV. AND TANNER OF TAMWORTH
Was a story of great fame among our ancestors. The author of the Art of ENGLISH POESIE, 1589, 410, seems to speak of it, as a real fact.—Describing that vicious mode of speech, which the Greeks called Aceron, i. e. “When we use a dark and obscure word, utterly repugnant to that «we frould express ;" he adds, “ Such manner of un“ couth speech dįd the Tanner of Tamworth use to king Ed“ ward the fourth ; which Tanner, having a great while “ mistaken him, and used very broad talke with him, at length perceiving by his traine that it was the king, was