“As You Came from the Holy Land ….”


[Gateway of Walsingham Priory – from Robert Chambers – The Book of Days – A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities… (1832)]


As you came from the holy land Of Walsingham, Met you not with my true love By the way as you came?

“How shall I know your true love, That have met many one, I went to the holy land, That have come, that have gone?”

She is neither white, nor brown, But as the heavens fair; There is none hath a form so divine In the earth, or the air.

“Such a one did I meet, good sir, … Read More