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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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THE CRUEL BROTHER
IX
He has sought her from her sister Anne: But he has forgot her brither John.
x Now when the wedding day was come, The knight would take his bonny bride home.
XI
And many a lord and many a knight Came to behold that ladie bright.
XII
And there was nae man that did her see But wish'd himself bridegroom to be.
XIII
Her father led her down the stair,
And her mither dear she kiss'd her there.
XIV
Her sister Anne led her thro' the clcse, And her brother John set her on her horse.
xv She learVd her o'er the saddle-bow, To give him a kiss ere she did go.
XVI
He has ta'en a knife, baith lang and sharp, And stabb'd that bonny bride to the heart.
XVII
She hadna ridden half thro' the town, Until her heart's blude stain'd her gown.
XVIII
' Ride saftly up,' said the best young man % ' I think cur bride come hooly on.'
hooly] slowly, softly.
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