Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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In the four hundred ninetieth yeere,
Oer Brittaine I did rayne,                               10
After my Savior Christ his byrth, What time I did maintaine
The fellowshipp of the Table Kound,
Soe famous in those dayes ; Whereatt a hundred noble knights                    is
And thirty sat alwayes :
Who for their deeds and and martiall feates,
As bookes done yett record, Amongst all other nations
Wer feared through the world.                      20
And in the castle off Tyntagill
King Uther mee begate, Of Agyana, a bewtyous ladye,
And come of ' hie' estate.
And when I was fifteen yeere old,                  25
Then was I crowned kinge : All Brittaine, that was att an uprore,
I did to quiett bringe ;
And drove the Saxons from the realme, Who had opprest this land ;                            30
9, He began his reign A. D. 515, according to the Chron­icles. 23, She is named Igtrna in the old Chronicles. 24, his, MS.