Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Of a blind beggars daughter so bright, That late was betrothed to a young knight, All the whole discourse therof you did see, But now comes the wedding of pretty Bessee.
It was in .a gallant palace most brave,                   s
Adorned with all the cost they could have, This wedding it was kept most sumptuously, And all for the love of pretty Bessee.
And all kind of dainties and delicates sweet "Was brought to their banquet, as it was thought meet;                                                                           10
Partridge, and plover, and venison most free, Against the brave wedding of pretty Bessee,
The wedding thro' England was spread by report, So that a great number thereto did resort, Of nobles and gentles of every degree,                 "
And all for the fame of pretty Bessee.
To church then away went this gallant young
knight, His bride followed after, an angel most bright,
1-4. This stanza is wrongly placed at the end of the First Part in the copy from which we reprint. In ed. 1723 it does not occur, v. 3. therof you did, Percy, for, therefore you may.