Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" And give me leave to speake my mind, In defence of all my land."
He said, " as I came over a more,                   
I see a lady, where shee sate, Betweene an oke & a green hollen ; Shee was clad in red scarlette.
" And she says a woman will haue her will, And this is all her cheef desire ;                        105
Doe me right, as thou art a baron of sckill, This is thy ransome, & all thy hyer."
He sayes, " an early vengeance light on her ! She walkes on yonder more ; It was my sister, that told thee this,               
She is a misshapen hore.
" But heer He make mine avow to God, To do her an euill turne; For an euer I may thate fowle theefe get, In a fyer I will her burne."                                iu>
[About nine stanzas wanting.]
Sir Lancelott, & Sir Steven, bold, They rode with them that day ; MS. 100, The.