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REIGN OF ELIZABETH.
139
The following ballads were sung to the tune:—"The Comber's Whistle, or The ' Sport of the Spring," commencing—
"All in a pleasant morning;" a copy in Pepys' Collection, vol. iii., 291, and Roxburghe Collection, vol. ii., 67. "All is ours and our husbands', or the Country Hostesses' Vindication;'" a copy in the Roxburghe Collection, vol. ii., 8.
" The Courteous Carman and the Amorous Maid: or the Carman's Whistle," * &c, "To the tune of The Carman's Whistle; or Lord WilloughWs March"
So comely was her countenance,
And ' winning was her air,' As though the goddess Venus
Herself she had been there ; And many a smirking smile she gave
Amongst the leaves so green, Although she was perceived,
She thought she was not seen.
At length she chang'd her countenance,
And sung a mournful song, Lamenting her misfortune
She staid a maid so long; Sure young men are hard-hearted,
And know not what they do, Or else they want for compliments
Fair maidens for to woo.
• There are twelve stanzas in the oallad, of which five Collection, fol. 33, and one in Mr. Payne Collier's Collec-are here omitted. A hlack-letter copy In the Donee tion,