Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

English Songs and Ballads

Cover image for


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,134 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,222
Added to site: 2007.08.03 17821
Genres: Poetry, Music

English Songs and Ballads must not be regarded as 'a choice,' but simply as abringing together of poetical pieces whichare, presumably, well known to the averageperson,--that is to say, the compiler hasendeavoured to illustrate the general tasterather than his own preference.

Show Excerpt

emain, of such a worthy wight;
As she proceeded thus in song unto her little brat,
Much matter uttered she of weight, in place whereas she sat. And proved plain, there was no beast, nor creature bearing life, Could well be known to live in love, without discord and strife: Then kissèd she her little babe, and sware by God above,
The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.

She said that neither king, nor prince, nor lord could live aright, Until their puissance they did prove, their manhood and their might; When manhood shall be matched so that fear can take no place, Then weary works make warriors each other to embrace,
And leave their force that failed them, which did consume the rout, That might before have lived in peace their time and nature out: Then did she sing as one that thought no man could her reprove, The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.

She said she saw no fish, nor fowl, nor beast within her haunt, That met a stranger in the

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Raghav Chopra

its a very helpful to understand what u want in e-books...



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Paul Ian Cross
Paul Ian Cross has always enjoyed creative writing, but pursued a career in the sciences. After the birth of his nephew, Hayden, Cross however felt inspired to start sharing his stories with the world, inspiring and captivating the imaginations of young kids everywhere. His work in science gives Cross a lot of ideas and Engella is no exception. The book follows a girl who travels through space-time and as readers have been begging for more, Cross is working on sequels. As our Author of The Day, he tells us all about it.
Read full interview...