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REIGNS OF JAMES I. AND CHARLES I.                                355
at the end, " London: Printed for Richard Harper, at the Bible and Harp in Smithfield."
Mr. Payne Collier, who has reprinted the latter in his Boxburghe Ballads, is of opinion that, although Richard Harper printed during the Commonwealth, the ballad itself is of the early part of the seventeenth century. (It contains the same complaints of the decay of hospitality that are to be found in The Queen's Old Courtier.) The first stanza of the second ballad is here printed to the tune.
In the Roxburghe Collection, ii. 390, is another ballad, called The ruined Lover, &c, " to the tune of Mock-Begger's Sail stands empty," beginning— " Mars shall to Cupid now submit,               For it is new, 'tis strange and true, •
For he hath gain'd the glory;                   As ever age afforded;
You that in love were never yet,               A tale more sad you never had
Attend unto my story;                            In any books recorded."
This was printed by W. Thackeray, temp. Charles H.
Northern Nancy is one of the tunes called for by " the hob-nailed fellows" in The Second Tale of a Tub, 8vo., 1715. '