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The Rorburghe Ballads.

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THE RYE-HOUSE, NEAR HODDESDON, HERTFORDSHIRE :
where the assassination of Charles II. was to have been attempted in 1683.
(Drawn and engraved by the Editor, 7. W. Ebsworth, from an old original l'ater.Colour View,

in King George III.'s Collection of Maps and Plans, at the British Museum.)

Roxburghe Ballads:

Ellustrating the last Years of the Stuarts.

EDITED,

WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES,

BY

J. WOODFALL EBSWORTH, M.A., Cantab., F.S.A.
Editor of FOUR REPRINTED “DROLLERIES' OF THE RESTORATION,"
“The BagforD BALLADS” WITH THEIR “ AMANDA GROUP

of Poems," “ The Two EARLIEST QUARTOS OF
A Midsummer Night's DREAM, 1600," AND
AUTHOR OF

" Karl's LEGACY; OR,
OUR OLD COLLEGE AT NIRGENDS."

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".. closalon's mild nature suited hest;

Unblad of life (ambition set aside),
Nut stain'd with cruelty, nor puffal with pride,
How happy had he been, if Destiny
Had higher placed his birth-or not so high!
Strong were his hapes a Rival to remove,
With Llandishments to gain the public love ;
To head the Faction while their zeal was hot,
And popularly prosecute the Plot.
To further this, Achitophel unites
The malcontents of all the Israelites;
Whose differing parties he could wisely join,
For several end to serve the same design."

--Dryden's Absalom and Ichitu piel.

HERTFORD:

Printed for the Ballad Society,
BY STEPHEN AUSTIN AND SONS.

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