Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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" 0 love is longer than the way, And hell is deeper than the sea.
" And thunder's louder than the horn, And hunger's sharper than a thorn.
" And poyson's greener than the grass,                sj
And the devil's worse than the woman was."
When she these questions answered had, The knight became exceeding glad.
And having truly try*d her wit,
He much commended her for it.                             «
And after, as 'tis verified,
He made of her his lovely bride.
So now, fair maidens all, adieu ; This song I dedicate to you.
I wish that you may constant prove                      «
Unto the man that you do love.
35. " Vergru is greener than the grass." C. W.'s Coun-thip, v. 97.

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