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" THE Lawns were dry in Euston Park ; (Here Truth inspires my Tale;) The lonely footpath, still and dark, Led over Hill and Dale. Benighted was an ancient Dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the vale of Fakenham, And hail its Willow shade. Her footsteps... "
The farmer's boy: Rural tales. ballads, and songs: Wild flowers; or ... - Page 91
by Robert Bloomfield - 1853 - 225 pages
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Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of ..., Volume 19

Hunting - 1802
...pleasure extract the following :— . THE FAK.ENHAM GHOST. A BALLAD FOUNDED ON FACT. THE lawns were dy in Euston Park, (Here truth inspires my tale) The...dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the vale of Fake n ham, And hail its willow shade. Her footsteps knew no idle stops, > But follow'd faster still...
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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

Robert Bloomfield - Wood-engraving - 1802 - 119 pages
...though mishap may cross our ways, ' It is not ours to reckon when.' THE FAKENHAM GHOST. A BALLAD. i 1 HE Lawns were dry in Euston Park,; (Here Truth * inspires...footpath, still and dark, Led over Hill and Dale. * This Ballad ia founded on a fact. The circumstance occurred perhaps long before I was born ; but...
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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs

Robert Bloomfield - Country life - 1805 - 119 pages
...mishap may cross our ways, ' It is not ours to reckon when.' THE FAKENHAM GHOST. A BALLAD. I THE Laivns were dry in Euston Park ; (Here Truth* inspires my...footpath, still and dark, Led over Hill and Dale. * This IUHa*l is founded on a fact. The circumstance occurred long before I was born ; but was often...
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Apparitions; Or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses ...

Joseph Taylor - Apparitions - 1814 - 223 pages
...jumbling of the man's pails, as he ran away, and the loss which it occasioned him. THE FAKENHAM GHOST. THE lawns were dry in Euston Park; (Here truth inspires...the vale of Fakenham, And hail its willow shade. Her •Her footsteps knew no idle stops, Butfollow'd faster still; And echo'd to the darksome copse That...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...heart on English ground, Ha<4 yielded like a coward. THE FAKENHAM GHOST. BY ROBERT BLOOMFIELD. THE lawns were dry in Euston Park : (Here truth inspires my tale) The lonely foot-path, still and dart. Led over hill and dale. Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the...
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Apparitions: Or, The Mystery of Ghosts, Hobgoblins, and Haunted Houses Developed

Joseph Taylor - Apparitions - 1815 - 242 pages
...jumbling of the man's pails, as he ran away, and the loss which it occasioned him. THE FAKENHAM GHOST. THE lawns were dry .in Euston Park; (Here truth inspires...tale) The lonely footpath, still and dark, Led over frill and dale. ' , Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the vale of Fakenham,...
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The Suffolk Garland: Or, a Collection of Poems, Songs, Tales, Ballads ...

James Ford - English literature - 1818 - 404 pages
...apparition, is given in " Storer's and Greig's " Illustrations of Bloomfield, 1806," 4-to.and8vo. 1*9 Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she...echo'd to the darksome copse That whisper'd on the hill ; Where clam'rous rooks, yet scarcely hush'd, Bespoke a peopled shade ; And many a wing the foliage...
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Excursions in the County of Suffolk: Comprising a Brief Historical ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cromwell - Suffolk (England) - 1818 - 224 pages
...the subject of the Fakenham Ghost, is given in Storer and Greig's Illustrations of Bloomfield, 1806. Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she...gain the vale of Fakenham, And hail its willow shade. Darker it grew, and darker fean Came o'er her troubled mind. When now a short quick step she hoars...
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False Stories Corrected

Animals, Mythical - 1822 - 41 pages
...given in the following ingenious lines of Robert Bloomfield, founded upon fact. THE FAKENHAM GHOST THE lawns were dry in Euston Park ; (Here truth inspires...willow shade. Her footsteps knew no idle stops, But followed faster still ; And echoed to the darksome copse, That whispered on the hill ; Where clamorous...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 9

1845
...wife, returning from market, is described in a manner scarcely inferior to Cowper's "John Gilpin." " Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she...gain the vale of Fakenham, And hail its willow shade. " Darker it grew, and darker fears Came o'er her troubled mind ; When now a short quick step she hears...
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