Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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BETEAYED BT DOUGLAS.                   97
" To the Lord Hume I will thee bring;
He is well knowne a true Scots lord,
And he will lose both land and life,
Ere he with thee will break his word." ' '. IOoi Jii 111; iL
" Much is my woe," Lord Percy sayd,                 85
" When I thinke on my own' counirte,
When I thinke on the heavye happe My friends have suffered there for mee.
" Much is my woe," Lord Percy sayd,
"And sore'those wars my minde distresse; °°
Where many a widow lost her mate, And many a child was fatherle'sse.
" And now that I a banisht man
Shold bring such evil happe with mee,
To cause my faire and noble friends                     m
To be suspect of treacherie,
" This rives my heart with double woe;
And lever had I dye this day, Than thinke a Douglas can be false,
Or ever he will his guest betray."                     100
" If you'll give me no trust, my lord,
Nor unto mee no credence yield, Yet step one moment here aside,
He showe you all your foes in field."
vol. vti.                 7