Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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catskin's garland.
With tears his dear wife unto him did say, " My dear, be contented, I'll send her away." Then into the country this child she did send, For to be brought up by an intimate friend.
Altho' that her father hated her so,                             25
He good education on her did bestow, And with a gold locket, and robes of the best, This slighted young damsel was commonly drest.
But when unto stature this damsel was grown, And found from her father she had no love shewn, so She cried, " Before I will lie under his frown, I am fully resolv'd to range the world round."
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But now mark, good people, the cream of the jest, In what a strange manner this female was drest: Catskins into a garment she made, I declare,             sj
The which for her clothing she daily did wear.
Her own rich attire, and jewels beside,
They up in a bundle together were ty'd;
And to seek her fortune she wander'd away,
And when she had wander'd a cold winter's day, «o
In the evening-tide she came to a town, Where at a knight's door she sat herself down, For to rest herself, who was weary for sure. This noble knight's lady then came to the door,

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