The three hundred years from 1200 to 1500 were the years of the Metrical Romances.
Perhaps one of the most interesting of these Metrical Romances is that of Havelok the Dane.
There must have been a Norman original of the Scottish metrical romance of Rauf Colziar, in which Charlemagne is introduced as the unknown guest of a charcoal-man.
Yet Horace Walpole wrote a goblin tale which has thrilled through many a bosom; and George Ellis could transfer all the playful fascination of a humour, as delightful as it was uncommon, into his Abridgement of the Ancient Metrical Romances.
On one of these, a couple of young girls lollop
happily on a bed, and the caption explains their pleasure.
They had to wait until the second half at the Stadion Stegersbach to catch a first glimpse of David Stockdale - and a little longer for the impressively-constructed Cheikh Ndoye to lollop
on to the pitch.
In previous years I've managed to lollop
round in a half-walk, half-jog formation, but this year I've been training.
Inset) There's a whimsical lollop
to this gentle, playful summery meander.
I muttered to myself, bleakly, observing through the kitchen window our rabbit Jasper's easy, leisurely lollop
towards a carrot, which was glowing like a beacon in the dawn murk around his bowl.
For example, the Kirkheaton walk is called Lizzie's Lollop
, and is named after Elizabeth Drake aged nine, who died in a mill fire after being locked inside, in 1818.
He's teamed up with musicians to do what he wants hence the eclectic feel that veers from acoustic strummers such as the intense If I Had A Gun to the woozy lollop
of The Death Of You And Me and current single AKA What A Life that's swept along on a sense of indie rock urgency.
She often stayed at Churston Court, a former Saxon Manor, a stone's throw from Brixham and now a cosy country inn, famous for its carvery and the owner's two huge mastiff dogs who lollop
through the beamed bars.