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" There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by fame ; He took to wife a faire woman, Susanna she was callde by name : A woman fair and vertuous ; Lady, lady : Why should we not of her learn thus To live godly ? If this song of Corydon, &c., has not... "
Yale Studies in English - Page 192
1913
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Romeo and Juliet, ed. by C.E. Moberly

William Shakespeare - 1880
...lady. A scrap from the edifying ballad of Susannah (published in 1592) — "A woman fair and virtuous; lady,' lady, Why should we not of her learn thus to live godly?" Merchant. 'A chap.' 153 Ropery. 'Ribaldry.' 'A roper' ('restio') is one who is or should be hanged....
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Lyrisches im Shakspere, Volume 209

Wilhelm Steuerwald - 1881 - 161 pages
...Es ist dies der Refrain einer alten Ballade: ťOf the godly constant wife Susanna,Ť welche beginnt: There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by fame; He took to wife a fair woman, Susanna she was call'd by name: A woman fair and virtuous; Lady, lady: Why should we not...
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The Reliquary, Volume 22

Archaeology - 1882
...Sir Toby Belch in Twefth Niyht, is proof that the ballad was well known to Shakspere. It begins : — There dwelt a man in Babylon of reputation great by fame ; He tooke to wife a faire woman, Susanna she was call'd by name ; A woman faire and vertuous : Lady, Lady,...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1886
...alsť very long, it will be sufficient here to give the first stanza : THE BALLAD OF CONSTANT SUSANNA. There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by...wife a faire woman, Susanna she was callde by name : P A woman fair and vertuous ; Lady, lady : Why should we not of her learn thus To live godly ? If...
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Reliques of ancient English poetry, Part 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1893 - 1136 pages
...stanza: THE BALLAD OF CONSTANT SUSANNA. There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by fame, 15 He took to wife a faire woman, Susanna she was callde..., Lady, lady: Why should we not of her learn thus 20 To live godly? // this song of C ORY DON, &c. has not more merit, it is at least an evil of less...
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Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Nach Der Ersten Ausgabe Von 1765 ...

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1893
...SUSANNA. There dwelt a man in Babylon Fle took to wife a faire woman, Of reputation great by fame, 15 Susanna she was callde by name; A woman fair and vertuous; Lady, lady: Why should we not of her learn thus ao To live godly? If this song of CORYDON, &c. has not more merit, it is at least an evil of less magnitude....
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 1893 - 157 pages
...conference. 123. lady, lady, a scrap from the edifying ballad of Susannah— " A woman fair and virtuous ; lady, lady, Why should we not of her learn thus to live godly P1' 124. merchant, chap. 125. ropery, ribaldry. A roper is one who is or should be hanged. 131. flirt-gill,...
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Shakespeare and Music: With Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and ...

Edward Woodall Naylor - Music - 1896 - 225 pages
...Lady! Lady! Lady! Here is one verse of the ' Ballad of Constant Susanna,' to which Toby refers. * . ' There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by...faire woman, Susanna she was callde by name. A woman faire and vertuous, Lady, lady! Why should we not of her learn thus To live godly?' Farewell, Dear...
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SHAKESPEARE IN MUSIC

LOUIS C. ELSON - 1900
...found entire in the Pepys collection, but is prolix and dull. The verse alluded to by Sir Toby runs: " There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by fame ; He took to wife a fair woman, Susanna she was called by name: A woman fair and virtuous; Lady, Lady : Why should we not...
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Twelfe Night, Or, what You Will

William Shakespeare - 1901 - 434 pages
...Collection, but is so poor a performance that it will be sufficient here to give the first stanza : ' There dwelt a man in Babylon Of reputation great by...Why should we not of her learn thus To live godly?' — TYRWHITT: A song with the same burthen is alluded to in Jonson's Magnetic Lady, ' Compass. As true...
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