Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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74                             CHILDE VTET.
" I'd rather be Childe Vyet's wife,
With him to beg my bread, Before I'd be Lord Ingram's wife,                m
To wear the gold so red.
" "Where will I get a bonny boy,
Will win gold to his fee, Will run unto Childe Vyet's ha',
With this letter from me ? "                       «
" 0 here, I am the boy," says one,
" Will win gold to my fee, And carry away any letter,
To Childe Vyet from thee."
And when he found the bridges broke, «
He bent his bow and swam ; And when he found the grass growing,
He hasten'd and he ran.
And when he came to Vyet's castle,
He did not knock nor call,                         s>
But set his bent bow to his breast, And lightly leaped the wall;
And ere the porter open'd the gate, The boy was in the hall.
The first line that Childe Vyet read,            «
A grieved man was he;