Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" Or where may all that goodly building be ? " "You shall it seeke," shee sayd, "till you it find, For you shall never gett more of me."
Then bespake him noble King Arthur,                       a>
These were the words said hee; " He make mine avow to God, And alsoe to the Trinity,
" He never sleepe one night, there as I doe another, Till that Kound Table I see ;                                          35
Sir Marramiles and Sir Tristeram, Fellowes that ye shall bee.
" Weele be clad in palmers weede,
Five palmers we will bee;
There is noe outlandish man will us abide,               so
Nor will us come nye."
Then they rived east and they rived west,
In many a strange country.
Then they travelled a litle further,
They saw a battle new sett;                                          u
" Now, by my faith," saies noble King Arthur,
{Half a page is here torn, away.]
But when he came that castle to,
And to the palace gate,
Soe ready was ther a proud porter,
And met him soone therat.                                            «
MS. 82, the rived west.
34, trsnckled.