Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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Still I will persever
True to thee, where ere I go." " Her flatteries believe not, Come to me, and grieve not;
"Wantons will thee overthrow."                      oo
The vertuous Lady mild
Enters then among them, Being big with child
As ever she might be : With distilling tears                                                «s
She looked then upon them; Filled full of fears,
Thus replyed she: " Ah, my love and dear ! Wherefore stay you here,                                      ro
Refusing me, your loving wife, For an harlot's sake, Which each one will take ;
Whose vile deeds provoke much strife ? Many can accuse her :                                           re
O my love, O my love, refuse her !
With thy lady home return. Her flatteries beleeve not, Come to me, and grieve not;
Wantons will thee overthrow."                      so
All in a fury then
The angry Knight up started, Very furious when
He heard his Ladie's speech.