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Old Ballads (Volume 3); Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date (Paperback) Loot Price: R276
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Old Ballads (Volume 3); Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date (Paperback): Thomas Evans
Old Ballads (Volume 3); Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date (Paperback): Thomas Evans

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Old Ballads (Volume 3); Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date (Paperback)

Thomas Evans

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IV. The Life and Death of the great Duke of Buckingham, who came to an untimely end, for consenting to the Deposing of the two gallant young Princes, King Edward the Fourth's Children. [From B. Johnson's " Crown Garland of Golden Roses."] A Tale of grief I must unfold, A tale that never yet was told, A tale that might to pity move, The spirits below, the saints above. When wars did plague this maiden land, Great Buckingham in grace did stand; With kings and queens he ruled so, When he said Ay, none durst say No. Great Gloucester's duke that wash'd the throne With blood of kings to make 't his own, By Henry Stafford's help obtain'd. What reason will'd to be refraioM. If any noble of this land, Against great Gloucester's aim did stand, Old Buckingham with might and power, In grievous woes did him devour. He hop'd when Richard was made king, He would much greater honours bring To Buckingham and to his name, And well reward him for the same. In Clarence death he had a hand, And 'gainst king Edward's queen did stand, And to her sons bore little love, When he as bastards would them prove. King Edward swore him by his oath, In true allegiance to them both, Which if I fail, I wish, quoth he, All Christians' curse may light on me. It so fell out on All Souls day, By law his life was ta'en away: He had his wish though not his will, For treason's end is always ill. In London having pleaded claim, And Richard thereby won the game, He challeng'd honour for his gain, But was rewarded with disdain. On which disgrace within few hour?, Great Buckingham had rais'd his powers: But all in vain, the king was strong, And Stafford needs must suffer wrong. His army fail'd, and durst not stand, Upon a traitor's false command. Being thus deeeiv'd, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas Evans
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26317-7
Barcode: 9780217263177
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26317-8

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