Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Thou lyest," then sayd the gentyll knyght, " Abbot in thy hal;                                                w
False knyght was I never, By god that made us all."
Up then stode that gentyll knyght,
To the abbot sayd he, " To suffre a knyght to knele so longe               135
Thou canst no curteysye.
" In joustes and in tournement
Full ferre than have I be, And put myselfe as ferre in prees
As ony that ever I se."                                   
" What wyll ye gyve more," said the justyce, " And the knyght shall make a releyse ?
And elles dare I safly swere
Ye holde never your londe in pees."
" An hondred pounde," sayd the abbot; us The justyce said, " Gyve him two ;"
" Nay, be god," said the knyght, " Yet gete ye it not soo.
" Though ye wolde gyve a thousande more, Yet were ye never the nere;                         iso
Shall there never be myn eyre, Abbot, justyse, ne frere."
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