Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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And then he spake him noble Arthur, And these were the words said he:                             no
" Why, if thou be afraid, Sir Gawaine the gay, Goe home, and drinke wine in thine owne country."
And then bespake Sir Gawaine the gay,
And these were the words said hee :
" Nay, seeing you have made such a hearty vow, m
Heere another vow make will I.
"He make mine avow to God,
And alsoe to the Trinity,
That I will have yonder faire lady
To Litle Brittainc with mee.                                           lao
" He hose her hourly to my hart, And with her He worke my will;
[Half a page is wanting.']
These were the words sayd hee:
" Befor I wold wrestle with yonder feend,
It is better be drowned in the sea."                              i«5
And then bespake Sir Bredbeddle, And these were the words said he : " Why, I will wrestle with yon lodly feend, God ! my governor thou shalt bee."
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