Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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244 ARTHUR AND THE KING OF CORNWALL.
Then bespake him the Greene Knight, These were the words said he: Saies. " I coniure thee, thou Burlow-beanie, That thou feitch me the sword that I see."
Then forth is gone Burlow-beanie,                            285
As fast as he cold hie;
And feitch he did that faire sword,
And came againe by and by.
Then bespake him Sir Bredbeddle,
To the king these words said he:                              so
" Take this sword in thy hand, thou noble King,
For the vowes sake that thou made He give it thee;
And goe strike off King Cornewalls head,
In bed where he doth lye."
Then forth is gone noble King Arthur,                    205
As fast as he cold hye ; And strucken he hath King Cornwalls head, And came againe by and by.
He put the head upon a swords point,
[Thepoem terminates here abruptly.]
294, were.







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