Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE HORN OF KING ARTHUR.              23
Ffor after mete, without distans, The cockwolds schuld together danse, Euery man with hys brother.
Than began a nobull game :
The cockwolds together came                       
Befor the erle and the kyng; In skerlet kyrtells over one, The cokwoldes stodyn euerychon,
Eedy vnto the dansyng.
Than seyd the kyng in hye,                           us
" Go fyll my bugyll hastely,
And bryng it to my hond. I wyll asey with a gyne All the cokwolds that her is in ;
To know them wyll I fond."                       lat
Than seyd the erle, " for charyte, In what skyll, tell me,
A cokwold may I know ? " To the erle the kyng ansuerd, " Syr, be myn hore berd,                                 uj
Thou schall se within a throw."
The bugyll was brought the kyng to hond. Then seyd the kyng, " I vnderstond,
Thys home that je here se, Ther is no cockwold, fer ne nere,                  is)
Here of to drynke hath no power,
As wyde as Crystiante,

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