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He that had neither beene kithe nor kin,
Might have seene a full fayre sight.
- Reliques of Ancient Poetry--Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
Shall I bid her goe? what and if I doe?
Shall I bid her goe and spare not?
Oh no, no, no, I dare not.
- Reliques--Corydon's Farewell to Phillis
"What is thy name, faire maid?" quote he.
"Penelophon, O King," quoth she.
- Reliques--King Cophetua and the Beggar-Maid
Balow, my babe, lye still and sleipe,
It grieves me sair to see thee weipe.
- Reliques--Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Everye white will have its blacke,
And everye sweete its soure.
- Reliques--Sir Curline
[Comparison : Sweetness]
Late, late yestreen I saw the new moone,
Wi' the auld moon in hir arme.
- Reliques--Sir Patrick Spens [Moon]
King Stephen was a worthy peere,
His breeches cost him but a crowne;
He held them sixpence all too deere,
Therefore he call'd the taylor lowne.
- Reliques--Take Thy Old Cloak About Thee
(st. 7) [Tailors]
He was a wight of high renowne,
And thosne but of a low degree;
Itt's pride that putts the countrye downe,
Man, take thine old cloake about thee.
- Reliques--Take thy Old Cloake about Thee
He that wold not when he might,
He shall not when he wold-a.
- Reliques--The Baffled Knight (st. 14)
[Confidence : Opportunity]
Weep no more, lady, weep no more,
Thy sorrowe is in vaine,
For violets pluckt, the sweetest showers
Will ne'er make grow againe.
- Reliques--The Friar of Order Gray [Past]
O lady, he is dead and gone!
Lady, he's dead and gone!
And at his head a green grass turfe,
And at his heels a stone.
- Reliques--The Friar of Orders Gray [Death]
We'll shine in more substantial honours,
And to be noble, we'll be good.
- Reliques--Winifreda [Honor]
It was a friar of orders grey
Walked forth to tell his beads.
- The Friar of Orders Grey [Religion]