Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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The grapling-hooks were brought at length,
The browne bill and the sword-a; John Dory at length, for all his strength,            3a
Was clapt fast under board-a.
Courage Crowned with Conquest: Or, a brief rela­tion how that valiant knight and heroick champion, Sir Eglamore, bravely fought with, and manfully slew, a terrible huge great monstrous dragon. To a pleasant new tune.
This ballad is found " in The Melancholie Knight, by Samuel Rowlands, 1615; in the Antidote to Melan­choly, 1661 ; in Merry Drollery Complete, 1661; in Dryden's Miscellany Poems, iv. 104; in the " Bagford and Roxburghe collections of Ballads," &c. (Chap-pell.) The various editions differ considerably. The following is from Ritson's Ancient Songs, (ed. 1790,) p. 211, where it was reprinted from a black-letter copy dated 1672.
Sir Eglamore, that valiant knight, With his fa, la, lanctre down dilie,
He fetcht his sword and he went to fight, With his fa, la, lanctre, tyc.
As he went over hill and dale,
All cloathed in his coat of male, With his fa, la, lanctre, Sfc.

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