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REIGNS OS JAMES I. AND CHARLES I.
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Signed Robert Guy. Twelve stanzas. Printed at London for F. Coules,'and reprinted in Evans' Old Ballads, i. 176,1810. Roxburghe, i. 314, " A Peerless Paragon; oró
Few so chaste, bo beauteous, or so fair; For with my love I think none can compare. To the tune of Tlie mother beguild the daughter." " In times of yore sure men did doat,           For, read of all the faces then
And beauty never knew,                         That did most brightly shine,
Else women were not of that note,            Be judg'd by all true-judging men,
As daily come to view:                           They were not like to mine."
This has no burden. It consists of thirteen stanzas. " Printed at London for Thomas Lambert."
Martin Parker's ballad, " The Countrey Lasse," to the tune of The mother leguild the daughter, has been quoted at p. 306, but it appears also to have had a separate tune, which will be given hereafter.