Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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ARTHUR AND THE KING OF CORNWALL. 241
And then bespake him the Greene Knight, 210
These were the words said hee :
" If youle stand stifly in the battell stronge,
For I have won all the victory."
Then bespake him the King againe, And these were the words said hee:                         an
" If we stand not stifly in this battell strong, Wee are worthy to be hanged all on a tree."
Then bespake him the Greene Knight,
These were the words said hee :
Saies, " I doe ooniure thee, thou fowle feend, 220
In the same licknesse thou stood unto me."
With that start out a lodly feend,
With seven heads, and one body ;
The fier towarde the element flaugh,
Out of his mouth, where was great plenty.             225
The knight stood in the middle.......
[Half a page is wanting.']
............the space of an houre,
I know not what they did.
And then bespake him the Greene Knight, And these were the words said he:                           zv
Saith, " I coniure thee, thou fowle feend, That thou feitch downe the steed that we see."
And then forth is gone Burlow-beanie, As fast as he cold hie;
210. The Greene Knight is Sir Bredbeddle. vol. 1.                              16







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