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FAIR FLOWEE OF NORTHUMBERLAND. 185
" This favour thou shalt have to boot,                 ios
Follow, my love, come over the strand;
I'le have ' thy' horse, go thou on foot, Go, get thee home to Northumberland."
" 0 false and faithless knight," quoth she, Follow, my love, come over the strand, no
" And canst thou deal so bad with me,
And I the fair Flower of Northumberland ?
" Dishonour not a ladies name,
Follow, my love, come over the strand,
But draw thy sword and end my shame, m And I the fair Flower of Northumberland."
He took her from her stately steed, Follow, my love, come over the strand,
And left her there in extream need,
And she the fair Flower of Northumber­land.                                                                              120
Then sat she down full heavily,
Follow, my love, come over the strand ;
At length two knights came riding by, Two gallant knights of fair England.
She fell down humbly on her knee,                     ias
Follow, my love, come over the strand,
Saying, " Courteous ' knights,' take pity on me, And I the fair Flower of Northumberland.







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