Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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58              THE FKOLICKSOME DUKE ; OR
While the tinker did dine, he had plenty of wine, Rich canary, with sherry and tent superfine. Like a right honest soul, faith, he took off his
bowl,                                                                                   45
Till at last he began for to tumble and roul From his chair to the floor, where he sleeping did
snore, Being seven times drunker than ever before.
Then the duke did ordain, they should strip him
amain, And restore him his old leather garments again : 'Twas a point next the worst, yet perform it they
must,                                                              si
And they carry'd him strait, where they found
him at first, Then he slept all the night, as indeed well he
might; But when he did waken, his joys took their flight.
For his glory ' to him ' so pleasant did seem, ro That he thought it to be but a meer golden
dream; Till at length he was brought to the duke, where
he sought For a pardon, as fearing he had set him at nought. But his highness he said, " Thou'rt a jolly bold
blade: Such a frolick before I think never was plaid." w