Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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THE NT7TBR0WNB MAIDE.                153
" I shal as now do more for you
Than longeth to womanhede,                        2*
To short my here, a bowe to bere,
To shote in tyme of nede : 0 my swete moder, before all other,
For you have I most drede I But now, adiew! I must ensue                           235
Wher fortune duth me leede. All this make ye ; now lete us flee;
The day cums fast upon ; For in my mynde, of all mankynde
I love but you alone."                                             s*>
" Nay, nay, not soo; ye shal not goo;
And I shal telle you why; Your appetyte is to be lyght
Of love, I wele aspie : For right as ye have sayd to me,                       245
In lyke wyse, hardely, Ye wolde answere, who so ever it were,
In way of company. It is sayd of olde, sone hote, sone colde,
And so is a woman;                                            250
Wherfore I too the woode wyl goo
Alone, a banysshid man."
" Yef ye take hede, yt is noo nede Suche wordis to say bee me ;
t. 230, That, womanhod. 238, cum. v. 253, yet is.







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