Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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And so was al the company,
But zet thei come togeder.                              225
At that fest were thei servyd in a rich aray : Every fyve and fyve had a cokeney. And so they sate in jolite al the long daye ; Tibbe at nyzt, I trow, hade a sympull aray.
Micull myrth was thaym among :                  230
In every corner of the howse Was melodye deliciouse, Ffor to here preciouse, Off six mennys song.
224-5. MS. H.
And so was all the bachelary, When thay met togedyr. 226. MS. H. with a ryche aray. 229. MS. H.
And at the last thay went to bed with ful gret deray. N. B. The letter z in our reprint of this poem often repreĀ­sents the old character J, which has generally the force of gh (aspirated g), sometimes of y.