Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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88                    THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS
And brings a blushing rose, By which the magic spell was broke,
And both were fairly freed From the enchanted heavy yoke :
They then in love agreed.                          120
Now we come to Saint James of Spain,
Who slew a mighty boar, In hopes that he might honour gain,
But he must die therefore: Who was allow'd his death to choose, 121
Which was by virgins' darts, But they the same did all refuse,
So tender were their hearts.
The king's daughter at length, by lot,
Was doomed to work his woe;                 ia>
From her fair hands a fatal shot,
Out of a golden bow, Must put a period to the strife;
At which grief did her seize. She of her father begg'd his life                  im
Upon her bended knees;
Saying, " my gracious sovereign Lord,
And honoured father dear, He well deserves a large reward;
Then be not so severe.                             
Give me his life !" He grants the boon,
And then without delay,







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