Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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226            CONSTANCE OF CLEVELAND.
To the Tune of Crimson Velvet.
It was a youthfull knight
Lov'd a gallant lady; Fair she was and bright,
And of vertues rare : Herself she did behave                                         »
So courteously as may be ; Wedded they were brave ;
Joy without compare. Here began the grief, Pain without relief:                                              w
Her husband soon her love forsook, To women lewd of mind, Being bad inclin'd,
He only lent a pleasant look. The lady she sate weeping,                                 15
"While that he was keeping
Company with others moe: Her words, " My love, beleeve not, Come to me, and grieve not;
"Wantons will thee overthrow."                     ao
His fair Ladie's words
Nothing he regarded; "Wantonnesse affords
Such delightfull sport. "While they dance and sing,                               
With great mirth prepared,







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