Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Young Bekie was as brave a knight
As ever sail'd the sea; And he's doen him to the court o' France,
To serve for meat and fee.
He hadna been in the court o' France               »
A twelvemonth nor sae lang, Till he fell in love wi' the king's daughter,
And was thrown in prison Strang.
The king he had but ae daughter,
Burd Isbel was her name;                              »
And she has to the prison gane,
To hear the prisoner's mane.
3. Court o' France. '" And first, here to omit the programe of him and his mother, named Kose, whom Polyd. Virgilius falsely nameth to be a Saracen, when indeed she came ont of the parte bordering neere to Normandy." Fox, Acts and Monuments, cited by Motherwell, p. xvi.

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