Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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246                           SIR ALDINGAE.
" If you had chosen a right good knight,
The lesse had been your shame; But you have chose you a lazar man, A lazar both blinde and lame.                        oo
" Therfore a fyer there shall be built,
And brent all shalt thou bee." " Now. out, alacke ! " said our comly queene,
" Sir Aldingar's false to mee.
" Now out, alacke !" sayd our comlye queene, « " My heart with griefe will brast:
I had thought swevens had never been true, I have proved them true at last.
" I dreamt in my sweven on Thursday eve, In my bed wheras I laye,                               w
I dreamt a grype and a grimlie beast Had carryed my crowne awaye ;
" My gorgett and my kirtle of golde,
And all my faire head-geere ; And he wold worrye me with his tush,              re
And to his nest y-beare :
" Saving there came a little gray hawke,
A merlin him they call, Which untill the grounde did strike the grype,
That dead he downe did fall.                           80

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