Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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" 0 master, master," then quoth hee,
" Lay your head downe on this stone; sn
For I will waken you, master deere, Afore it be time to gone."
But up then rose that lither ladd,
And hose and shoone did on ; A coller he cast upon his necke,                    *s
Hee seemed a gentleman.
And when he came to the ladyes chamber,
He thrild upon a pinn: The lady was true of her promise,
And rose and lett him inn.                          m
He did not take the lady gaye
To boulster nor to bed: [Nor thoughe hee had his wicked wille,
A single word he sed.]
He did not kisse that ladyes mouthe,            is
Nor when he came, nor yode: And sore that ladye did mistrust,
He was of some churls bloud.
But home then came that lither ladd, And did off his hose and shoone;              so
And cast the coller from off his necke : He was but a churles sonne.