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THE NORTHERH LORD AND CRUEL JEW. 279
So he returned immediately
Unto the lord, where he did buy so
His daughter fine, I do declare,
And paid him down the money there.
He bought her there, it is well known Unto mankind; she was his own ; By her a son he did enjoy, *
A sweet and comely handsome boy:
At length the time of pay drew near,
When the knight did begin to fear;
He dreaded much the cruel Jew,
Because the money it was due. 40
His lady asked him why he grieved: He said, " My jewel, I received Such sum of money of a Jew, And now the money it is due.
" And now the day of payment's come, « I'm sure I cannot pay the sum; He'll have my flesh, weight for weight, Which makes my grief and sorrow great."
" Hush, never fear him," she replied; We'll cross the raging ocean wide, jo
And so secure you from the fate:" To her request he yielded straight.
Then having pass'd the raging seas,
They travelled on, till by degrees
Unto the German court they came, as
The knight, his son, and comely dame.