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queen Eleanor's confession 215
" 0 how shall I tell the sorry, sorry tale !
How can the tale be told ! I play'd the harlot wi' the Earl Marshall
Beneath yon cloth of gold.                              *>
" 0 wasna that a sin, and a very great sin !
But I hope it will pardoned be: " "Amen! Amen ! " quoth the Earl Marshall,
And a very fear't heart had he.
" O down i' the forest, in a bower,                     «
Beyond yon dark oak tree, I drew a penknife frae my pocket
To kill King Henerie.
" O wasna that a sin, and a very great sin !
But I hope it will pardoned be: "                 so
"Amen ! Amen !" quoth the Earl Marshall,
And a very fear't heart had he.
" 0 do you see yon pretty little boy,
That's playing at the ba' ? He is the Earl Marshall's only son,                      m
And I loved him best of a'.
" 0 Wasna that a sin, and a very great sin !
But I hope it will pardoned be i1' "Amen ! Amen !" quoth the Earl Marshall,
And a very fear't heart had he.                           <sn







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