Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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They were outlawed for venyson,
These yemen everechohe ; They swore them brethren upon a day,              is
To Englysshe-wood for to gone.
Now lith and lysten, gentylmen, That of myrthes loveth to here :
Two of them were single men,
The third had a wedded fere.                            '■»
"Wyllyam was the wedded man,
Muche more then was hys care: He sayde to hys brethren upon a day,
To Carelel he would fare,
For to speke with fayre Alse hys wife,               2.5
And with hys chyldren thre. " By my trouth," sayde Adam Bel,
" Not by the counsell of me.
" For if ye go to Caerlel, brother,
And from thys wylde wode wende,             . 30
If the justice mai you take,
Your lyfe were at an ende."
" If that I come not tomorowe, brother,
By pryme to you agayne, Truste not els but that I am take,                       
Or else that I am slayne." 18. And that.