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" O whare will I get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine?' O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the King's right knee, 'Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor That ever sailed the sea. "
English and Scotch Historical Ballads - Page 72
edited by - 1871 - 260 pages
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The English Poets: Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...century, a curious example of the medley common in traditional poetry.] The king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine ; ' O whare will...get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine !' 0 up and spake an cldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee, — ' Sir Patrick Spens is the best...
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The English poets, selections, ed. by T.H. Ward. Chaucer to Donne

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...century, a curious example of the medley common in traditional poetry.] The king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine ; 'O whare will I get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine!1 0 up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee, — ' Sir Patrick Spens is the...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1880 - 534 pages
...land." SIR PATRICK SPENS. THE king sits in Dunfcrmlhie town, Drinking the blude-red wine: "0 where will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ship of mine?" 0 up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee : "Sir Patrick Speus is the best sailor...
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Ballads and Lyrics

Henry Cabot Lodge - English poetry - 1880 - 394 pages
...Ballad. SIR PATRICK SPENS.1 THE king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine : " O where will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ship of mine? " i This is an old Scotch ballad of great antiquity. There is nę historical incident which corresponds...
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A history of English literature for junior classes

Frederick A. Laing - 1881 - 253 pages
...Sir Patrick Spent, by way of example — " The king siU in Dnnfennline town, Drinking the blade-red wine; ' O whare will I get a skeely skipper. To sail this new ship o' mine? " O np *ad spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee, — '-Sir Patrick Spens is...
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Poet's walk, an introduction to English poetry, chosen by M. Morris

Mowbray Walter Morris - 1882
...lass, ' That kindles my mother's fire !' SIR PATRICK SPENS. (Old Ballad.) THE king sits in Dumfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine ; ' O whare will...a skeely skipper, ' To sail this new ship of mine 1' O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee, — ' Sir Patrick Spens is the best...
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The Children's Book of Ballads

Mary Wilder Tileston - American ballads - 1883 - 289 pages
...PATRICK SPENS. ABOUT I28l. THE king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine : " O where will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ship of mine ? " O up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee : " Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor That ever sailed the sea." Our...
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Surf and Wave: The Sea as Sung by the Poets

Anna Lydia Ward - American poetry - 1883 - 618 pages
...SFOFFOED. SlR PATRlCK 8PENS. THE king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine : " Oh, where will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ship of mine? " Oh ! up and spake an eldern knight Sat at the king's right knee : " Sir Patrick Spens is the best...
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Early Ballads Illustrative of History, Traditions, and Customs: Also ...

Robert Bell - Ballads, English - 1885 - 472 pages
..."~JW supplies on evidence in support of the assertion^'-wight r "•>e? THE king sits in Dunfermi^.ti town, Drinking the blude-red wine ; ' O whare will...skipper,* To sail this new ship of mine!' O up and spak' an eldern knight, Sat at the king's right knee, ' Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor, That...
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The Ballad Book: A Selection of the Choicest Old Ballads

William Allingham - Ballads, English - 1886 - 397 pages
...o'er wi' rashes. " theek't," thatched. XVI SIR PATRICK SPENS I HPHE king sits in Dunfermline town, J. Drinking the blude-red wine : " O whare will I get a skeely skipper To sail this new ship o' mine? " O up and spake an eldem knight, Sat at the king's right knee : " Sir Patrick Spens is the...
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