Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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You shall have your heart's desire." He brought her to his mother,                    ib
And above all other
He set forth this maiden's praise: Long was his heart inflamed, At length her love he gained,
So fortune did his glory raise.                 iuo
Thus unknown he matcht
"With the king's fair daughter; Children seven he had,
Ere she to him was known. But when he understood                               i<»
She was a royal princess, -By this means at last
He shewed forth her fame : He cloath'd his children then Not like other men,                                           170
In party colours strange to see ; The right side cloth of gold,
169-174. " This will remind the reader of the livery and device of Charles Brandon, a private gentleman, who marĀ­ried the Queen Dowager of France, sister of Henry VIII. At a tournament which he held at his wedding, the trappings of his horse were half cloth of gold, and half frieze, with the following motto:
' Cloth of Gold, do not despise,
Tho' thou art matcht with Cloth of Frize;
Cloth of Frize, be not too bold,
Tho' thou art matcht with Cloth of Gold.'
See Sir W. Temple's Misc. vol. iii. p. 356." Pekct.