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" For Witherington needs must I wail As one in doleful dumps ; For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. "
The Eton miscellany, by Bartholomew Bouverie - Page 146
by Eton miscellany - 1827
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Poems on Several Occasions: And Two Critical Essays; Viz., the ..., Volume 1

Samuel Say - English language - 1745 - 174 pages
...the SPECTATOR had reafon to cenfure : For WITHERINGTON needs muft I wail, as one in doleful Dumps; For when his Legs were Smitten off, he fought upon his Stumps. But the Old Ballad of OTTERBURN, in the Reign of HARRY the Sixth, has it ; For WITHBRINGTON my Heart...
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Hudibras: Poem

Samuel Butler - Great Britain - 1812 - 410 pages
...•vvt-ll -known ballad of that name : " With Widdrington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps, For when his legs were smitten off, / He fought upon his stumps." V. 102. At $hafts which long field Partition's shoot.] Warburton is of opinion thai long Jiled Parthians...
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Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads

Ballads, English - 1819
...was slain, Whose prowess did surmount. For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps ; For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. * That is, says Percy, ' the curfew bell, usually rung at eight o'clock.' But this ingenious conjecture...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...was slain, Whose prowess did surmount. For Wilherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps; For, when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. And with liarl Douglas there was slain Sir Hugh Montgomery; Sir Charles Currel, that from the field...
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Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England: In Latin and ...

Richard Brathwaite - Great Britain - 1822 - 202 pages
...was slain, Whose prowess did surmount. For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps : For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. And with Earl Douglas there were slain, Sir Hugh Montgomery, Sir Charles Currel, that from the field...
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Ancient Songs and Ballads, from the Reign of King Henry the Second ..., Volume 2

Joseph Ritson - English poetry - 1829
...was slain, Whose prowess did surmount For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps; For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. 200 And with earl Douglas there was slain, Sir Hugh Montgomery; Sir Charles Currel, that from the field...
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The Legendary Cabinet: A Collection of British National Ballads, Ancient and ...

John Docwra Parry - Ballads, English - 1829 - 436 pages
...was slain, Whose prowess did surmount. For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps ; For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps. And with Earl Douglas there was slain, Sir Hugh Mountgomery : Sir Charles Murray, that from the field...
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The Practical Tourist, Or, Sketches of the State of the Useful ..., Volume 2

Zachariah Allen - Europe - 1833
...persevered, as observed in the ballad of Chevy Chace, JOURNEY TO PARIS. 25 Like one in doleful dumps," " For when his legs were smitten off, He fought upon his stumps." His lower extremity was snugly stowed away in a great wooden bowl. He spun around, like a top, on this...
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Hudibras, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1835
...stumps.] In the famous song of Chevychase : For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps, For when his legs were smitten off He fought upon his stumps. But all, alas ! had been in vain, And he inevitably slain, If Trulla and Cerdon, in the nick, To rescue...
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Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1835
...stumps.] In the famous song of Chevychase : For Witherington needs must I wail, As one in doleful dumps, For when his legs were smitten off He fought upon his stumps. The battle of Chevy-chase, or Otterbourne, on the borders of Scotland, was fought on St. Oswald's day,...
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