Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Now nay, now nay, thou goodly lady,
The regent is a noble lord: Ne for the gold in all England
The Douglas wold not break his word.
" When the regent was a banisht man,            > a
With me he did faire welcome find;
And whether weal or woe betide, I still shall find him true and kind.
" Between England and Scotland it wold breake truce,
And friends againe they wold never bee, ro If they shold 'liver a banisht erle,
Was driven out of his own countrie."
" Alas! alas! my lord," she sayes,
" Nowe mickle is their traitorie ; Then lett my brother ryde his wayes,                   n
And tell those English lords from thee,
" How that you cannot with him ryde, Because you are in an ile of the sea,
Then ere my brother come againe,
To Edenborow castle Ile carry thee.                 so
78. i. e. Lake of Leven, which hath communication with the sea. Edinburgh was at that time in the hands of the opposite faction.—P.