Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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A LYTELL GESTE OF EOBTN HODE. 73
Tho he lyved an hundreth wynter, The wors he sholde go.
He sporned the dore with his fote,
It went up wel and fyne,                                 
And there he made a large lyveray
Both of ale and wyne.
" Syth ye wyl not dyne," sayd Lytel Johan,
" I shall gyve you to drynke, And though ye lyve an hondred wynter, is
On Lytell Johan ye shall thynk."
Lytell Johan ete, and Lytell [Johan] dronke,
The whyle that he wolde ; The sheryfe had in hys kechyn a coke,
A stoute man and a bolde.                                so
" I make myn avowe to god," sayd the coke,
" Thou arte a shrewde hynde, In an householde to dwel,
For to ask thus to dyne."
And there he lent Lytel Johan                           86
Good strokes thre; " I make myn avowe," said Lytell Johan,
" These strokes lyketh well me.
" Thou arte a bolde man and an hardy And so thynketh me ;
70, Ch. & M. open.







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