Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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Whether these felows or I,                                  as
Or which of alle this bachelery, Were the best worthy to wed hir to his fere."
Upsterte the gadlyngs with thaire lang staves, And seid, " Eondyll the refe, lo, this lad raves ; How prudly among us thy dozter he craves ; so And we ar richer men then he, and more gode haves, Off catell and of corne." Then seid Perkyn, " To Tibbe I have hyzt, That I will be alle wey redy in my rizt, With a fleyle for to fyght, this day seven nyzt, And thouz hit were to morne."                      se
Then seid Kondill the refe," Ever be he waryd That aboute this carpyng lenger wolde be taryd: I wolde not my dozter that she were myskaryd, But at hir moost worship I wolde she were maryd.                                                           «i
[Therjffor the turnament shalle begynne This day seven nyzt,
Were best worthye
To wed hur to hys fere, v. 27 should be divided into two. 35-36. MS. Harl.
If that it schuld be thys day sevenyzt, Or elles zet to morn.
36. Wright, tomorowe. 41. sic MS. Harl.

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