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CHILD NOEYCE. 41
He called to his little man John, n
Saying, " You don't see what I see ;
For 0 yonder I see the very first woman That ever loved me.
" Here is a glove, a glove," he said,
" Lined with the silver gris ; 1°
You may tell her to come to the merry green wood, To speak to Child Nory.
" Here is a ring, a ring," he says,
" It's all gold but the stane ; You may tell her to come to the merry green wood, is
And ask the leave o' nane."
" So well do I love your errand, my master,
But far better do I love my life ; O would ye have me go to Lord Barnard's castel,
To betray away his wife ? " 20
" 0 don't I give you meat," he says,
" And don't I pay you fee ? How dare you stop my errand ? " he says ;
" My orders you must obey."
0 when he came to Lord Barnard's castel, 25 He tinkled at the ring;