Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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282 KING LEIR AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS.
And by a train of noble peers,
In brave and gallant sort, She gave in charge he should be brought uss
To Aganippus' court; Whose royal king, with noble mind,
So freely gave consent To muster up his knights at arms,
To fame and courage bent.                                     ieo
And so to England came with speed,
To repossess King Leir, And drive his daughters from their thrones
By his Cordelia dear. Where she, true-hearted, noble queen,                  ik
Was in the battel slain; Yet he, good king, in his old days,
Possess'd his crown again.
But when he heard Cordelia's death,
Who died indeed for love                                     vo
Of her dear father, in whose cause
She did this battel move, He swooning fell upon her breast,
From whence he never parted; But on her bosom left his life                                   its
That was so truly hearted.
The lords and nobles, when they saw
The end of these events, The other sisters unto death
They doomed by consents;                                  iso
157. whose noble.







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