Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE HORN OF KING ARTHUR.
MS. Ashmole, 61, fol. 69 to 62.
This amusing piece was first published entire in Hartshorne's Ancient Metrical Tales, p. 209, but with great inaccuracies. It is there called The Cokwolds Daunce. A few extracts had previously been given from the MS., in the Notes to Orfeo and Heurodis, in Laing's. Early Popular Poetry of Scotland. Mr. Wright contributed a corrected edition to Karajan's Fruhlingsgabe fur Freunde alterer Literatur. That work not being at the moment obtainable, the Editor was saved from the necessity of reprinting or amend­ing a faulty text, by the kindness of J. O. Halliwell, Esq., who sent him a collation of Hartshorne's copy with the Oxford manuscript.
All that wyll of solas lere,
Herkyns now, and je schall here,
And je kane vnderstond ;
Off a bowrd I wyll jou schew,
That ys full gode and trew,                             s
That fell some tyme in Ynglond. vol. i.                        2







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