Page:An Elizabethan garland; being a descriptive catalogue of seventy black-letter ballads, printed between the years 1559 and 1597.djvu/21

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VIII.

Finis quod John Barkar.

Imprynted at London in Fletestrete: at the Sygne of the Faucon, by Wylliam Gryffith, and are to be solde at his Shop in Saint Dunston's Churchyarde, in the west of London, the 8. day of November.

[Woodcut of the lower parts of a child, and another of the child itself at the top. Verse and Prose.]

(The entry of this ballad in the Stationers' Books is curious:—"Rd. of William Gryffith, for his lycense for pryntinge of a pycture of a chylde borne in the Ile of Wyghte with a cluster of grapes about ye navell, iiij."


IX.

A most pleasant Ballad of patient Orissell.

To the tune of the Brides good morrow.

[Woodcut border—top, bottom, and end.]

(The original ballad of "The Bride's Good-morrow," which furnished the tune for the present ballad, is reprinted in Mr. J. P. Collier's volume of "Roxburghe Ballads." Owen Rogers had a license in 1565–6, to print "the sounge of Pacyente Gressell," which may probably be the one in our list; but the subject was a common one.)


(Alexander Lacy had a license to print this ballad in 1565–6. Its author was probably Thomas Churchyard.)


(William Griffith had a license to print "A ballad of A ppelles and Pygmalyne, to the tune of the fyrst Apelles," in 1565–6. This was undoubtedly the one in our Catalogue. A song "to the tune of Apelles, is in Barnaby Googe's "Poems," printed in 1563. It was therefore an established favourite.)


XII.

Almighty God I pray, his holy spirite to send:
The just mannes hart steadfast to stay, and wicked lives to mend

Imprinted at London, without Aldersgate, in little Britain: by Alex. Lacy, the 16. of August, 1566.