Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE DUCHESS OF SUFFOLK S
Then Maister Bartue, brave and bold,
In Latine made a gallant speech, Which all their miserie did unfold,                         135
And their high favour did beseech: With that, a doctor sitting by Did know the Dutchesse presently.
And thereupon arising straight,
With minde abashed at their sight,                     140
Unto them all that there did waight,
He thus brake forth, in wordes aright: "Behold within.your sight," quoth hee, "A princesse of most high degree."
With that the governour and the rest                   «
' Were all amazde the same to heare, And welcommed these new-come guestes
With reverence great and princely cheare; And afterward conveyd they were Unto their friend Prince Cassemere.                     iso
A sonne she had in Germanie,
Peregrine Bartue cald by name, Surnamde The Good Lord Willobie,
Of courage great and worthie fame. Her daughter young, which with her went, ias Was afterward Countesse of Kent.
For when Queene Mary was deceast, The Dutchesse home returnde againe,
Who was of sorrow quite releast
By Queene Elizabeth's happie raigne: ia>
For whose life and prosperitie
We may prayse God continually.