Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Among the rest that sought reliefe
And for their faith in daunger stood,'                  a
Lady Elizabeth was chiefe,
Bang Henries daughter of royall blood; Which in the Tower prisoner did He, Looking each day when she should die.
The Dutchesse of Suffolke, seeing this,                   
Whose life likewise the tyrant sought,
Who in the hope of heavenly blisse
Within God's word her comfort wrought,
For feare of death was faine to flie,
And leave her house most secretly.                            80
That for the love of Christ alone, Her lands and goods she left behind, >
Seeking still for that pretious stone, The worde of trueth, so rare to find:
She with her nurse, her husband, and child, 35
In poor array their sights beguild.
Thus through London they passed along, Each one did passe a severall streete;
Thus all unknowne, escaping wrong,
At Billings-gate they all did meete :                    40
Like people poore, in Gravesend barge,
They simply went with all their charge.
And all along from Gravesend towne With easie jo'urneyes on foote they went;
Unto the sea-coast they came downe,                       45
To passe the seas was their intent;
28. So, C. G. G. E., for which in.