Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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THE KING OP FRANCE'S DATJGHTEE. 217
Their hearts in one were linked fast. Which when her father proved,                 m
Lord, how he was moved
And tormented in his mind; He sought for to prevent them, And to discontent them,
Fortune crosses lovers kind.                   20
"Whenas these princely twain
"Were thus debarr'd of pleasure, Through the king's disdain,
Which their joys withstood, The lady lockt up close                                sj
Her jewels and her treasure, Having no remorse
Of state or royal blood. In homely poor array, She went from court away,                         sc
To meet her love and heart's delight; Who in a forest great, Had taken up his seat,
To wait her coming in the night. But lo, what sudden danger,                      a
To this princely stranger,
Chanced as he sat alone, By outlaws he was robbed, And with poinard stabbed,
Uttering many a dying groan.               «
30, to court.