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" A man might then behold At Christmas, in each hall Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and small. The neighbours were friendly bidden. And all had welcome true. The poor from the gates were not chidden, When this old cap was new. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 83
1822
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A Collection of Old Ballads: Corrected from the Best and Most ..., Volume 3

Ballads, English - 1725
...then behold, at Chrijlmas, in each Hall, Good Fires to curb the Cold, and Meat for great and fmall : The Neighbours were friendly bidden, and all had welcome...Gates were not chidden, When this old Cap was new. Black Jacks to every Man were fill'd with Wine and Beer, No Pewter Pot nor Can in thofe Days did appear...
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A Collection of Old Ballads: Corrected from the Best and Most ..., Volume 3

Ambrose Philips - Ballads, English - 1725
...then behold, at Chrjlmas, in each Hall, Good Fires to curb the Cold, and Meat for great and fmall: The Neighbours were friendly bidden, and all had welcome true, The Poor from the Gates were not chidden, Whai this old Cap was new. Black Jacks to every Man were fill'd with Wine and Beer, No Pewter Pot nor...
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A Collection of Old Ballads ...

Ambrose Philips - 1725
...knew ; Then Modefty Women adorn' d, When this old Cap was new. A Man might then behold, at Chrijlmas, in each Hall, Good Fires to curb the Cold, and Meat for great and fmall : The Neighbours were friendly bidden, and all had welcome true, The Poor from the Gates were...
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A Collection of Old Ballads: Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies ...

Ballads, English - 1725
...knew ; Then Modefty Women adorn' d, When this old Cap was new. A Man might then behold, at Chriftmas, in each Hall, Good Fires to curb the Cold, and Meat for great and fmall : The Neighbours were friendly bidden, and all had welcome true, The Poor from theGates were...
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The Lark. Containing a Collection: Of Four Hundred and Seventy Four ...

Lark - Ballads, English - 1742 - 370 pages
...knew, Then Modefty Woman adorn'd, When this old Cap toai nciv. A Man might thai behold, At Cbriftmas, in each Hall, (Good Fires to curb the Cold, And Meat...for Great and Small : The Neighbours were friendly bidj^n, And all had Welcome true, The Poor from the Gates were riot chidien, WbcA this old Cap ivas...
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Drinking songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1783
...knew, Then modefly women adorn'd. When this old cap was new. A man might then behold, At Chriftmas, in each hall ; Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and fmail : The The neighbours were friendly bidden, And all had welcome true, The poor from the gates...
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The Beauties of Ancient Poetry: Intended as a Companion to the Beauties of ...

Beauties - Anthologies - 1794 - 204 pages
...knew ; Then modcfty women adorn'd, When this old cap was new. A man might then behold, AtChriflmas, in each hall, Good fires to curb' the cold, And meat for great and fmall : The neighbours were friendly bidden, And all had welcome true, The poor from the gates were...
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The Beauties of Ancient Poetry: Intended as a Companion to the Beauties of ...

Beauties - Anthologies - 1794 - 204 pages
...knew ; Then modell y women adorn'd, When this old cap was new. A man might then behold, At Chriflmas, in each hall, Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and fmall: The neighbours were friendly hidden, And all had weleome true, The poor from the gates were...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...• In tlx entertainment of The Miller of Mansfield. JL 4 A man A man might then behold At Chrirtmas, in each hall, Good fires to curb the cold, And meat for great and (mall : ' The neighbours were friendly bidden, And .-ill had welcome true, The poor from the gates...
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Old Ballads: Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date, Volume 3

Thomas Evans - Ballads, English - 1810 - 384 pages
...were scornM, Fond tangles then none knew; Then modesty women adorn'd, When this old cap was new. A man might then behold, At Christmas, in each hall,...gates were not chidden, When this old cap was new. Black Jacks to every man Were fill'd with wine and beer; No pewter pot nor can In those days did appear...
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