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THE SPANISH LADY'S LOVE. 203
At the last there came commandment
For to set the ladies free, With their jewels still adorned, is
None to do them injury: " Alas," then said this lady gay, " full woe is me; 0 let me still sustain this kind captivity!
" 0 gallant captain, shew some pity
To a lady in distress ; a>
Leave me not within the city,
For to die in heaviness ; Thou hast set this present day my body free, But my heart in prison strong remains with thee."
" How should'st thou, fair lady, love me, 25
Whom thou know'st thy country's foe ?
Thy fair words make me suspect thee; Serpents are where flowers grow."
"All the evil I think to thee, most gracious knight,
God grant unto myself the same may fully light! 30
" Blessed be the time and season, That you came on Spanish ground ;
If you may our foes be termed, Gentle foes we have you found.
With our city, you have won our hearts each one; sa
Then to your country bear away that is your own."
" Rest you still, most gallant lady, Rest you still, and weep no more ;