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THE KING OF FRANCE'S DAUGHTER.
From Thomas Delcney's Garland of Good Will, as reprinted by the Percy Society, vol. xxx. p. 52. Other copies are in Old Ballads, (1723,) i. 181, Rit-son's Ancient Songs, ii. 136, and Percy's Reliques, iii. 207,—the last altered by the editor.
In the days of old,
When fair France did flourish, Stories plainly told
Lovers felt annoy. The king a daughter had,
Beauteous, fair, and lovely, Which made her father glad,
She was his only joy. A prince of England came, Whose deeds did merit fame,
He woo'd her long, and lo, at last, Look, what he did require, She granted his desire,
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