Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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" The following ballad was once very popular ; it is quoted in Fletcher's ' Knight of the Burning Pestle,' Act ii. sc. ult., and in another old play, called " Hans Beer-pot, his invisible Comedy, &c. 4to 1618, Act i."
As I went to Walsingham is quoted in " Nashe's Have with you to Saffron-Walden, 1596, sign, l." Chappell.
" As you came from the holy-land
Of Walsingham, Met you not with my true love
By the way as you came ? "
" How should I know your true love,            s
That have met many a one, As I came from the holy-land,
That have come, that have gone ? "
" She is neither white nor brown,
But as the heavens fair;                             w
There is none hath a form so divine, On the earth, in the air."
" Such a one did I meet, good sir,
"With angellike face, Who like a queen did appear                        is
In her gait, in her grace."
" She hath left me here all alone, All alone and unknown,