Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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First published by Percy from bis folio MS., Re-liques, iii. 94. Several traditionary versions have since been printed, of which we give Burd Ellen from Ja-mieson's, and in the Appendix, Lady Margaret from Kinloch's collection. Jamieson also furnishes a fragĀ­ment, and Buchan, ( Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 30,) a complete copy of another version of Burd Ellen, and Chambers (Scottish Ballads, 193,) makes up an edition from all. the copies, which we mention here because he has taken some lines from a manuĀ­script supplied by Mr. Kinloch.
Childe Waters in his stable stoode And stroakt his milke-white steede;
To him a fayre yonge ladye came As ever ware womans weede.
Sayes, " Christ you save, good Childe Waters," Sayes, " Christ you save and see ;                 i