Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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ii                          PAUSE FOODKAGE.
0 when she saw Wise "William's wife,
The Queen fell on her knee : " Win up, win up, madam !" she says :
" What needs this courtesie ? "—                 so
" O out o' this I winna rise,
Till a boon ye grant to me; To change your lass for this lad bairn,
King Honour left me wi\
" And ye maun learn my gay goss-hawk m
Right weel to breast a steed ; And I sail learn your turtle dow
As weel to write and read.
" And ye maun learn my gay goss-hawk To wield both bow and brand ;                     so
And I sail learn your turtle dow To lay gowd wi' her hand.
" At kirk and market when we meet,
We'll dare make nae avowe, But—' Dame, how does my gay goss-hawk ?'
' Madame, how does my dow ?'"                 i*
When days were gane, and years came on,
Wise William he thought Long ; And he has ta'en King Honour's son
A-hunting for to gang.                                     100







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