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242 FRAGMENT OF THET5ALLAD OF KING
And feitch he did that faire steed, 235
And came againe by and by.
Then bespake him Sir Marramile,
And these were the words said hee:
"Eiding of this steed, brother Bredbeddle,
The mastery belongs to me." na
Marramiles tooke the steed to his hand, To ryd him he was full bold ; He cold noe more make him goe, Then a child of three yeere old.
He laid uppon him with heele and hand, 245
With yard that was soe fell; " Helpe ! brother Bredbeddle," says Marramile, " For I thinke he be the devill of hell.
" Helpe ! brother Bredbeddle," says Marramile, " Helpe! for Christs pittye; 250
For without thy help, brother Bredbeddle, He will never be rydden for me."
Then bespake him Sir Bredbeddle,
These were the words said he:
" I coniure thee, thou Burlow-beane, 233
Thou tell me how this steed was riddiD in his
country." He saith, " There is a gold wand, Stands in King Cornwalls study windowe.
MS. 245, sayed.
MS. 252, p' me, i. e. pro or per.
MS. 255, Burlow-leane.