Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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80            8T. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON.
For which offence he straight was thrown
Into a dungeon dark and deep ; Where, when he thought his wrongs upon,
He bitterly did wail and weep :                   
Yet like a knight of courage stout, At length his way he digged out.
Three grooms of the King of Persia By night this valiant champion slew,
Though he had fasted many a day,                   lis
And then away from thence he flew
On the best steed the sophy had;
Which when he knew he was full mad.
Towards Christendom he made his flight, But met a gyant by the way,                         om
With whom in combat he did fight Most valiantly a summer's day:
Who yet, for all his bats of steel,
Was forc'd the sting of death to feel.
Back o'er the seas, with many bands               
Of warlike souldiers soon he past,
Vowing upon those heathen lands To work revenge; which at the last,
Ere thrice three years were gone and spent,
He wrought unto his heart's content.                210
Save onely Egypt land he spar'd, For Sabra bright her only sake,

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