Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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PAIR ROSAMOND.
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As though the lilly and the rose                                is
For malstership did strive.
Yea Rosamond, fair Rosamond,
Her name was called so, To whome dame Elinor, our queene,
Was knowne a cruell foe.                                         20
The king therefore, for her defence
Against the furious queene, At Woodstocke buylded such a bower,
The like was never seene.
Most curiously that bower was buylt,                      m
Of stone and timber strong; A hundred and fiftie doores
Did to that bower belong: And they so cunningly contrivM,
With turning round about,                                      so
That none but by a clew of thread
Could enter in or out.
And for his love and ladyes sake,
That was so fair and bright, The keeping of this bower he gave                          as
Unto a valiant knight. But fortune, that doth often frowne
Where she before did smile, The kinges delight, the ladyes joy
Full soone she did beguile.                                      *>
For why, the kings ungracious sonne,
Whom he did high advance, Against his father raised warres







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