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The title of the original ballad is "A mournful Caral: Or an Elegy lamenting the tragical ends of two unfortunate faithful Lovers, Franklin and Cordelias; he being slain, she slew herself with her dagger. To a new tune called Franklin is fled away."
Franklin is fled and gone, O hone, O hone! And left me here alone, O hone, O hone!
Franklin is fled away,
The glory of the May; Who can but mourn and say, O hone, O hone!
There are six stanzas in the first, and eight in the second part. Black-letter. Printed for M. Coles, "W. Thackeray, &c.
" A ballett intituled Tlie Wanderynge Prince" was entered on the Registers of the Stationers' Company in 1564-5. This was, no doubt, the " Proper new ballad, intituled The Wandering Prince of Troy: to the tune of Queen Dido," of which there are two copies in the Pepys Collection (i. 84 and 548). Of these copies, the first, being printed by John Wright, is probably not of earlier date than 1620; and the second, by Clarke, Thackeray, and Passinger, after 1660.
The ballad has been reprinted in Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry, iii. 192, 1765; and in Ritson's Ancient Songs, ii. 141,1829. Its extensive popularity will be best shown by the following quotations:"You ale-knights, you that devour the marrow of the malt, and drink whole ale-tubs into consumptions; that

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