Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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PROTJD LADY MAEGAEET.                  83
He ne'er was seene to laugh nor smile,
But weepe and make great moane ; Lamenting still his.miseries,                              in
And dayes forepast and gone. If he heare any one blaspheme,
Or take God's name in vaine, He telles them that they crucifie '
Their Saviour Christe againe.                      i*
" If you had seene his death," saith he,
" As these mine eyes have done, Ten thousand thousand times would yee
His torments think upon, And suffer for his sake all paine                        125
Of torments, and all woes: " These are his wordes, and eke his life,
"Whereas he comes or goes.
Fkom Minstrelsy of the Scotish Border, iii. 32. This copy of the ballad is imperfect. A complete version is inserted in the Appendix from Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, i. 91. There is another, also defective, called The Bonny Hind Squire, in Scottish Traditional Versions of Ancient Ballads, p. 42, Percy Soc. vol. xvii.