|Share page||Visit Us On FB|
THE COURTEOUS KNIGHT. 275
" Mony's the questions I've ask'd at thee,
And ye've answer'd them a'; Ye are mine, and I am thine, te
Amo' the sheets sae sma\"
" You may be my match, kind sir,
You may be my match and more; There ne'er was ane came sic a length,
Wi' my father's heir before. so
" My father's lord o' nine castles,
My mother she's lady ower three, And there is nane to heir them all,
No never a ane but me; Unless it be Willie, my ae brother, 85
But he's far ayont the sea."
" If your father's laird o' nine castles,
Your mother lady ower three ; I am Willie your ae brother,
Was far beyond the sea." 9°
" If ye be Willie, my ae brother, .
As I doubt sair ye be ; But if it's true ye tell me now,
This night I'll gang wi' thee."
" Ye've ower ill washen feet, Janet, 9»
And ower ill washen hands, And ower coarse robes on your body,
Alang wi' me to gang.
" The worms they are my bed-fellows,
And the cauld clay my sheet; i»