Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE NORTHERN LORD AND CRUEL JEW.
It being done, the court was set;
The Dutch lord came, seeming to fret, no
About the ring seeming to fear,
How truth would make his shame appear.
And so it did, and soon they call The maid, who on her knees did fall Before the court, and did confess                        ns
The Dutch lord's unworthiness.
The court replied, " Is it so ?
The lady, too, for ought we know,
May be alive; therefore we'll stay
The sentence till another day."                            ia>
Now the Dutch lord gave him a ton Of gold, which he had justly won, And so he did with shame and grief, And thus the knight obtain'd relief.
The Dutch lord to revenge the spite                  125
Upon our noble English knight," Did send a letter out of hand, And so the Jew did understand,
How he was in a German court; So here upon this good report,                              130
The Jew has cross'd the ocean wide, Resolving to be satisfied.
Soon as e'er he fixed his eyes, Unto the knight in wrath he cries, " Your hand and seal I pray behold ; Your flesh I'll have instead of gold."







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