Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Did take it to the noble knight, Who almost swooned at the sight.
Home he goes to the lady straight;                 is
Meeting her at the palace gate,
He flung her headlong into the mote,
And left her there to sink or float.
Soon after that, in clothes of green,
She like a warlike knight was seen,                so
And in most gallant gay deport
She rode unto the Emperor's court.
Now when the Emperor beheld
Her brave deportment, he was fill'd
With admiration at the sight,                           95
Who call'd herself an English knight.
The Emperor then did reply,
" We have an English knight to die
For drowning of his lady gay; "
Quoth she, " I'd see him, if I may."               100
'Twas granted; so to him she came, And calling of him by his name, She said, " Kind sir, be of good cheer; Your friend I'll be, you need not fear."
She to the Emperor did ride,                           10s
And said, " Now let this cause be tried Once more, for I've a mind to save This noble gallant from the grave."

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