Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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, 244                          SIR ALDINGAE.
Sir Aldingar was wrothe in his mind,
With her hee was never content,                    id
Till traiterous meanes he colde devyse, In a fyer to have her brent.
There came a lazar to the kings gate,
A lazar both blinde and lame ; He tooke the lazar upon his backe,                      u
Him on the queenes bed has layne.
"Lye still, lazar, wheras thou lyest, Looke thou goe not hence away ;
He make thee a whole man and a sound
In two howers of the day."                                  a>
Then went him forth Sir Aldingar,
And hyed him to our king: " If I might have grace, as I have space,
Sad tydings I could bring."
" Say on, say on, Sir Aldingar,                              in
Saye on the soothe to mee." " Our queene hath chosen a new, new love,
And shee will have none of thee.
" If shee had chosen a right good knight,
The lesse had beene her shame ;                      »
But she hath chose her a lazar man, A lazar both blinde and lame."