Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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214                       PATIENT GEISSEL.
And to the same all parties did agree. The marquess sent for Grissel fair The bride's bed-chamber to prepare,                        is>
That nothing should therein be found awry; The bride was with her brother come, "Which was great joy to all and some ;
And Grissel took all this most patiently.
And in the morning when that they should be wedded,                                                                   
Her patience now was try'd; Grissel was charged in princely manner
For to attire the bride. Most willingly she gave consent unto the same;
The bride in her bravery was drest,                wo
And presently the noble marquess thither came,
"With all the ladies at his request. " Oh Grissel, I would ask of thee If to this match thou wouldst agree ?
Methinks thy looks are waxed wondrous coy." 103 With that they all began to smile, And Grissel she replies the while,
" God send lord marquess many years of joy!"
The marquis was moved to see his best beloved Thus patient in distress;                                           iro
He stept unto her, and by the hand he took her ; These words he did express :
" Thou art the bride, and all the brides I mean to have;