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" Now have I slain him, Tommy Pots,                        sss
And given him deaths wounds two or three ;
O lady sweet, thou art my own ; Of all loves, wilt thou live with me ? "
" If thou hast slain him, Tommy Pots,
And given him deaths wounds two or three, 3so I'le sell the state of my fathers lands,
But hanged shall Lord Phenix be."
With that the lady fell in a swound,
For a grieved woman, God wot, was she;
Lord Phenix he was ready then,                                  sas
To take her up so hastily.
" O lady sweet, stand thou on thy feet,
Tom Pots alive this day may be ; He send for thy father, Lord Arundel,                       «oo
And he and I the wedding will see.
" I'le send for thy father, Lord Arundel,
And he and I the wedding will see; If he will not maintain you well,
Both lands and livings you'st have of me."
" I'le see this wedding," Lord Arundel said, 405 " Of my daughters luck that is so fair;
Seeing the matter will be no better,
Of all my lands Tom Pots shall be the heir."
With that the lady began for to smile,
For a glad woman, God wot, was she;                    410
" Now all my maids," the lady said,
" Example you may take by me.

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