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YOUNG BEICHAN AND SUSIE PYE. 7
When the porter came his lord before,
He kneeled down low on his knee------- u«
" What aileth thee, my proud porter, Thou art so full of courtesie ? "
" I've been porter at your gates,
It's thirty long years now and three;
But there stands a lady at them now, us
The like o' her did I never see;
" For on every finger she has a ring, And on her mid finger she has three;
And as meickle gold aboon her brow
As would buy an earldom to me." 120
Its out then spak the bride's mother, Aye and an angry woman was shee ;
" Ye might have excePYEd our bonny bride, And twa or three of our companie."
" 0 hold your tongue, thou bride's mother; 1*
Of all your folly let me be ; She's ten times fairer nor the bride,
And all that's in your companie.
109-112. But when he came Lord Jockey before, He kneeled lowly on his knee: " What news, what news, thou Tommy Pots. Thou art so full of courtesie? "
The Lovers' Quarrel, v. 133-186.