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288 THE JOLLY GOSHAWK.
" Tour asking is but small," he said, " Weel granted it shall be."
\The lady asks the same boon and receives a similar answer, first from her mother, then from her sister, and lastly from her seven brothers.']
Then down as dead that lady drapp'd, M • Beside her mother's knee ; Then out it spak an auld witch wife, By the fire-side sat she:
Says,—" Drap the het lead on her cheek, And drap it on her chin, 70
And drap it on her rose red lips, And she will speak again :
For much a lady young will do, To her true love to win."
They drapp'd the het lead on her cheek, 75
So did they on her chin ; They drapp'd it on her red rose lips,
But they breathed none again.
Her brothers they went to a room,
To make to her a bier ; so
The boards of it were cedar wood, And the plates on it gold so clear.