Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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SIR ANDREW BARTON.                   205
That neither English nor Portugal Can Sir Andrew Barton pass by."
" Hard news thou shewst," then said the lord, 10s
" To welcome stranger to the sea; But as I said, I'll bring him aboard,
Or into Scotland he shall carry me." The merchant said, " If thou will do so,
Take councel, then, I pray withal:                  no
Let no man to his top-castle go,
Nor strive to let his beams downfall.
"Lend me seven pieces of ordnance then,
Of each side of my ship," said he, "And to-morrow, my Lord,                                    U5
Again I will your honour see. A glass I set as may be seen,
Whether you sail by day or night; And to-morrow, be sure before seven,
You shall see Sir Andrew Barton, knight." 120
The merchant set my lord a glass,
So well apparent in his sight, That on the morrow, as his promise was,
He saw Sir Andrew Barton, knight: The lord then swore a mighty oath,                         12s
" Now by the heavens that be of might, By faith, believe me, and my troth,
I think he is a worthy knight."
" Fetch me my lyon out of hand,"
Saith the lord, " with rose and streamer high; 130
129-136. In some copies this stanza is wrongly placed after the next.