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ballad entitled " The coy Shepherdess; or Phillis and Amintas;" which was sung to the tune of Amarillis. See Roxburghe Collection, ii. 85.
Among the ballads to the air, are also the following:—
" The Royal Recreation of Jovial Anglers ;" beginning— "Of all the recreations which Attend on human nature," &c.
Roxburghe Collection. Collier's Roxburghe Ballads, p. 232; and Merry Drollery complete, 1661 and 1670. It is also in Pills to purge Melancholy; but there set to the tunc of My father was born before vie.
"Love in the blossom; or Fancy in the bud: to the tune Amarillis told her swain." Roxburghe, ii. 315.
" Fancy's Freedom; or true Lovers' bliss: tune of Amarillis, or Phillis on the new-made hay." Roxburghe, iii. 114.
" The true Lovers' Happiness; or Nothing venture, nothing have," &c.: tune of Amintas on the new-made hay; or The Loyal Lovers." Douce Collection, and Roxburghe, ii. 486.
" The Cotsall Shepherds: to the tune of Amarillis told her swain," in Folly in print, or a Book of Rhymes, 1667.
The following stanza, set to the tune, is the first of the above-named ballad, " The coy Shepherdess; or Phillis and Amintas :"—

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