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HOSE THE BED, AND WHITE LILLY. 179
0 up and starts him, Brown Robin,
And swore by Our Ladye, " No man shall come into this bour,
But first maun fight wi' me."
0 they hae fought the wood within, 125
Till the sun was going down ; And drops 0' blood frae Rose the Red
Came pouring to the ground.
She leant her back against an aik,
Said, " Robin, let me be ; ia>
For it is a ladye, bred and born,
That has fought this day wi' thee."
0 seven foot he started back,
Cried, "Alas and woe is me ! For I wished never, in all my life, im
A woman's bluid to see:
"And that all for the knightly vow
I swore to Our Ladye ; But mair for the sake o' ae fair maid,
Whose name was White Lilly." m>
Then out and spake her Rouge the Rounde,
And leugh right hertilie, " She has been wi' ye this year and mair,
Though ye wistna it was she."