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" Our gude ship sails the morn." " Now ever alake, my master dear, I fear a deadly storm ! " I saw the new moon, late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm ; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm. "
English and Scotch Historical Ballads - Page 72
edited by - 1871 - 260 pages
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In love and war, Volume 3

Charles Gibbon - 1877
...fled. CHAPTER IY. THE SLOOP "HELOISE. " I saw the new moon late yestreen, Wi' the old moon iu her arm ; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm." Sir Patrick Spens. AMINGTON made straight across fields and morass to the Forth. He procured a boat...
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Allusions in Ulysses: An Annotated List

Weldon Thornton - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 554 pages
...In the ballad "Sir Patrick Spens," one of the seamen warns his captain against the voyage by saying, "I saw the new moon late yestreen/ Wi' the auld moon in her arm;/ And if we gang to sea, master,/ I fear we'll come to harm." 700.36/685.20 THE APPEARANCE OF A STAR...
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The Georgics of Virgil: A Critical Survey

L. P. Wilkinson - History - 1969 - 363 pages
...portion is visible'. He goes on, however,41 to compare the lines in the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens, I saw the new moon late yestreen Wi' the auld moon in her arms. But there, surely, the phenomenon is taken as a sinister portent, whereas in Virgil it is the...
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of ...

Joseph Needham - History - 1959 - 877 pages
...the 'Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens' puts it: I saw the new moon yestereen Wi' the old moon in her arms, And if we gang to sea, Master, I fear we'll come to harm. Kuhnert (5), in an elaborate paper, has shown that this phenomenon was recognised by the Chinese under...
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Poetry Then and Now: Approaches to Pre-twentieth Century Poetry

Sheila Hales - English poetry - 1994 - 160 pages
...sea wi' me. Make ready, make ready, my merry men a', Our gude ship sails the morn:' 'Now, ever alake! my master dear, I fear a deadly storm! I saw the new...moon late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm.' They hadna sailed a league, a league, A...
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The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China:

Joseph Needham, Colin A. Ronan - Science - 1985 - 472 pages
...the 'Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens' puts it: I saw the new moon yestereen Wi' the old moon in her arms, And if we gang to sea, Master, I fear we'll come to harm. The phenomenon was recognised by the Chinese, and Ssuma Chhien says: When the sky is serene, then the...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...The Return "Mak ready, mak ready, my merry men a'! Our gude ship sails the morn." "Now ever alack, my master dear, I fear a deadly storm. "I saw the...new moon late yestreen Wi' the auld moon in her arm; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm." They hadna sail'da league, a league, A league...
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Under Pressure: The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five

A. J. Hill - History - 2010 - 256 pages
...thin streamers of oil wavered up toward the distant surface. Otherwise, nothing moved. THE BEGINNING "I saw the new moon late yestreen Wi' the auld moon in her arm; And if we gang to sea, master, I fear we'll come to harm." —TRADITIONAL BALLAD MONDAY, AUGUST 3O,...
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Swim the Moon

Paul Brandon - Fiction - 2002 - 384 pages
...CALLING In dreams begins responsibility. — William Butler Yeats, Old Play, Epigraph, Responsibilities I saw the new moon late yestreen Wi' the auld moon in her arm; And if we gang to sea, master, 1 fear we'll come to harm. —Anonymous 1 SCOTLAND, LAST JULY Sorrow...
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