Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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MS. Ashmole, 61, fol. 69 to 62.
This amusing piece was first published entire in Hartshorne's Ancient Metrical Tales, p. 209, but with great inaccuracies. It is there called The Cokwolds Daunce. A few extracts had previously been given from the MS., in the Notes to Orfeo and Heurodis, in Laing's. Early Popular Poetry of Scotland. Mr. Wright contributed a corrected edition to Karajan's Fruhlingsgabe fur Freunde alterer Literatur. That work not being at the moment obtainable, the Editor was saved from the necessity of reprinting or amend­ing a faulty text, by the kindness of J. O. Halliwell, Esq., who sent him a collation of Hartshorne's copy with the Oxford manuscript.
All that wyll of solas lere,
Herkyns now, and je schall here,
And je kane vnderstond ;
Off a bowrd I wyll jou schew,
That ys full gode and trew,                             s
That fell some tyme in Ynglond. vol. i.                        2