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" Thus nightly revell'd to and fro ; And for my pranks men call me by The name of Robin Good-fellow. "
The boys' own story-book, by the best authors - Page 85
by Boys - 1852
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Hudibras: In Three Parts, Written in the Time of the Late Wars, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1744 - 498 pages
...your Raillery. Sir (quoth the Voice) y' are no fuch Sophi, As you wou'd have the World judge of ye. And for my Pranks, Men call me by The Name of Robin Good-fellow. See Old Ballad of Robin Good-fellow. Mr. Peck's New Memoin of Milton, p. 2b. Bibliotbeca Pepyftaa....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

1765 - 404 pages
...inftead, And wend us laughing, ho, ho, ho ! no From hag-bred Merlins time have I Thus nightly revell'd to and fro; And for my pranks men call me by The name of Robin Good-fellow. Fiends, ghofts, and fprites, n> Who haunt the nightes, The hags and goblins do me know ; And beldames old My...
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Drinking songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

1783 - 360 pages
...And wend us laughing, ho, ho, ho ! M z From From hag-bred Merlins time have I Thus nightly revel'd to and fro ; And, for my pranks, men call me by The name of Robin Good-fellow : Fiends, ghofts, and fprites, That haunt the nights, The hags and goblins do me know , And belldames old My...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 3

Thomas Percy - 1794 - 428 pages
...wend us laughing, ho, ho, ho! n« From hag-bred Merlin's time have I T hus nightly revelf'd to RIK! fro .. And for my pranks men call me by The name of Robin Good-fellow. Fiends, ghofts, and fprites, nJ Who haunt the nightes, The hags and goblins do me know ; And beldames old My...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

1819 - 394 pages
...country dances : as in Drayton's Poly-olbion, Song 25. ' Dance many a merry round, and many a hydegy.' When larks 'gin sing Away we fling, And babes new-born steal as we go, An elf in bed We leave instead, And wend us laughing, ho, ho, ho ! From hag-bred Merlin's time have...
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Hudibras, a Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1819 - 584 pages
...to the old ballad of Robin Goodfellow : " From hag-bred Merlin's time have I Thus nightly revell'd to and fro, And, for my pranks men call me by The name of Robin Goodfellow." To those traditionary opinions Milton has reference in L' Allegro :— " Then to the spicy nut-brown...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 3

Thomas Percy - 1823 - 450 pages
...minstrelsies. When larks 'gin sing, 105 Away we fling; And babes new borne steal as we go, And elfe in bed We leave instead, And wend us laughing, ho, ho, ho ! 110 From hag-bred Merlin's time have I Thus nightly revell'd to and fro: And for my pranks men call...
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Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland, Volume 1

Thomas Crofton Croker - 1825 - 386 pages
...a fairy troop ; " When larks 'gin sing Away we fling, And babes new borne steal as we go, And elfe in bed We leave instead, And wend us laughing. Ho ! Ho ! Ho !" And again from the Irish Hudibras (8vo. London, 1689, p. 122), we learn that fairies " Drink dairies...
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The British Magazine, Volume 1

1830 - 824 pages
...in meadows greene, We nightly dance our hey-day guise ; And to oar fairy-king and queene We chaunt our moonlight minstrelsies. When larks 'gin sing,...Away we fling ; And babes, new-born, steal as we go, An elf in bed We leave instead, And wend us, laughing, ho ! ho ! ho ! From hag-bred Merlin's time have...
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Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

William Martin - 1852 - 434 pages
...bed We leave instead. We wend us laughing, ho ! ho ! ho ! XI. From ancient times, in frolic I Hare nightly revelled to and fro ; And for my pranks, men call me by The name of ROBIN GOODFSLLOW I Fiends, ghosts, and sprites, Who haunte the nightes, The hags and goblins do me know ;...
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