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THE COURTEOUS KNIGHT.
Appendix to p. 11, p. 83. tfrom Buchan's Ballads of the North, of Scotland, i. 91.
There was a knight, in a summer's night,
Appear'd in a lady's hall, As she was walking up and down,
Looking o'er her castle wall.
" God make you safe and free, fair maid,             «
God make you safe and free !" " O sae fa' you, ye courteous knight;
What are your wills wi' me ?
" My wills wi' you are not sma', lady,
My wills wi' you nae sma';                              w
And since there's nane your bower within, Ye'se ha'e my secrets a'.
" For hero am I a courtier,
A courtier come to thee; And if ye winna grant your love,                       is
All for your sake I'll dee."







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