Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Unto the Emperor he told
His story of the sum of gold
That he had borrowed of a Jew,
And that for fear of death he flew.                      eo
The Emperor he did erect A court for them, and shcVd respect Unto his guests, because they came From Britain, that blest land of fame.
As here he lived in delight,                                      65
A Dutch lord told our English knight, That he a ton of gold would lay, He could enjoy his lady gay.
From her, the lord he was to bring
A rich and costly diamond ring,                            ro
That was to prove and testify
How he did with his lady lie.
He tries, but never could obtain
Her favour, but with high disdain
She did defy his base intent;                                  k
So to her chambermaid he went,
And told her if she would but steal
Her lady's ring, and to conceal
The same, and bring it to him straight,
She should enjoy a fine estate.                               so
In hopes of such a fine reward,
The ring she stole ; then the Dutch lord

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