Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Sayes, " Reade me, reade me, deare brother,
Throughout merry England, "Where we might find a messenger
Betweene us two to sende."
Sayes, " You shall ryde yourselfe, brother, 25
He beare you companee ; Many throughe fals messengers are deceived,
And I feare lest soe shold wee."
Thus they renisht them to ryde
On twoe good renisht steedes,                            30
And when they came to kyng Adlands halle,
Of red golde shone their weedes.
And when they came to kyng Adlands halle,
Before the goodlye yate, Ther they found good kyng Adland,                    &
Rearing himselfe theratt.
" Nowe Christ thee save, good kyng Adland, Nowe Christ thee save and see :"
Sayd, " You be welcome, kyng Estmere,
Right hartilye to mee."                                          «>
" You have a daughter," sayd Adler yonge, " Men call her bright and sheene ;
27. MS. Many a man ... is. VOL. III.                         11