Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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And the formost of the company, There rode the steward Kay.
Soe did Sir Banier, & Sir Bore,                       
Sir Garrett with them, soe gay; Soe did Sir Tristeram, that gentle knight, To the forrest, fresh & gay.
And when he came to the greene forrest, Vnderneath a greene holly tree,                        ias
Their sate that lady in red scarlet. That vnseemly was to see.
Sir Kay beheld this ladys face,
And looked vppon her suire, — " Whosoeuer kisses this lady," he sayes, >3° " Of his kisse he stands in feare! "
Sir Kay beheld the lady againe,
And looked vpon her snout; " Whosoeuer kisses this lady," he saies, " Of his kisse he stands in doubt! "                           135
" Peace, cozen Kay," then said Sir Gawaine, " Amend thee of thy life ;
For there is a knight amongst us all, ,
That must marry her to his wife."
'' What! wedd her to wiffe," then said Sir Kay, " In the diuells name anon,                                   hi