Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Foil effen agenest the screffeys gate
Schowed he hes chaffar ;                                 130
Weyffes and wedowes abowt hem drow, And chepyd fast of hes war.
Yet, " Pottys, gret chepe ! " creyed Royn, " Y loffe yeffell thes to stonde ;"
And all that saw hem sell,                                    135
Seyde he had be no potter long.
The pottys that wer werthe pens feyffe,
He sold tham for pens thre ; Preveley seyde man and weyffe,
" Ywnder potter schall never the."               no
Thos Roben solde foil fast,
Tell he had pottys bot feyffe ; Op he hem toke of his car,
And sende hem to the screffeys weyffe.
Therof sche was foil fayne,                               
" Gramarsey, sir," than seyde sche ;
" "When ye com to thes contre ayen,
Y schall bey of they pottys, so mot y the."
" Ye schall haffe of the best," seyde Roben, And swar be the treneyte ;                             is>
Foil corteysley she gan hem call,
" Com deyne with the screfe and me."
MS. 135, say. 146, Gereamarsey, sir, seyde sche s'than. 118, the. 151, he.