Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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QUEEN DIDO.
207
He pluck'd the house upon their head,
And down they tumbled all. So that with grief and deadly pain,                 los
Three thousand persons there were slain; Thus Samson then, with all his train,
Was brained.
QUEEN DIDO, OR, THE WANDERING PRINCE OF TROY.
Percy's BeUques, iii. 240, and Eitson's Ancimt Songs and SdUads, ii. 101.
" Such is the title given in the Editor's folio MS. to this excellent old ballad, which, in the common printed copies, is inscribed, Eneas, wandering Prince of Troy. It is here given from that MS. collated with two different printed copies, both in black-letter, in the Pepys Collection." Percy.
As other ballads on classical subjects, may be men­tioned Constant Penelope, Reliques, iii. 324; Pyramus and Ttiisbe, in A Handfull of Pleasant Delites, p. 42 (Park's Heliconia, vol. ii.) ; and Hero and Leander in Collier's Roxburghe Ballads, p. 227, from which was formed the song, or ballad, in the Tea-Table Miscel­lany, ii. 138, Ritson's Scotish Songs, ii. 198, &c.
When Troy towne had, for ten yeeres ' past,' Withstood the Greekes in manfull wise,







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