Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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FAIR ROSAMOND.                           289
As though his heart would breake: And Rosamond, for inward griefe, Not one plaine word could speake.
And at their parting well they might
In heart be grieved sore:                                         130
After that day, faire Rosamond
The King did see no more. For when his Grace had past the seas,
And into Prance was gone, Queene Elinor, with envious heart,                   is
To Woodstocke came anone.
And foorth she cald this trusty knight
Which kept the curious bower, Who, with his clew of twined threed,
Came from that famous flower.                       no
And when that they had wounded him,
The queene his threed did get, And went where lady Rosamond
Was like an angell set.
And when the queene with stedfast eye                145
Beheld her heavenly face, She was amazed in her minde
At her exceeding grace. " Cast off from thee thy robes," she sayd,
" That rich and costly be ;                                     iso
And drinke thou up this deadly draught,
Which I have brought for thee."
But presently upon her knees Sweet Rosamond did fall;
VOL. VII.                J. 9