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GIFTS FROM OVER SEA.                 271
GIFTS FROM OVER SEA. Appendix to p. 11.
Wright's Songs and Carols, printed from a MS. in the Sloane Collection, No. 8.
I have a zong suster fer bezondyn the se, Many be the drowryis that [s]che sente me. [S]che sente me the cherye withoutyn ony ston, And so [s]che dede [the] dowe withoutyn ony bon : Sehe sente me the brere withoutyn ony rynde, Sche bad me love my lemman withoute longgyng.
How xuld ony cherye be withoute ston ? And how xuld ony dowe ben withoute bon ? How xuld any brere ben withoute rynde ? How xuld I love myn lemman without longyng V
Quan the cherye was a flour, than hadde it non ston: Quan the dowe was an ey, than hadde it non bon: Quan the brere was on-bred, than hadde it non rynd: Quan the mayden hazt that [s]ehe louth, [s]che is without Iongyng.







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