Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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catskin's gaeland.
Now in the fifth part I'll endeavour to shew, How things with her parents and sister did go; Her mother and sister of life [are] bereft,                    ws
And all alone the old knight he was left.
And hearing his daughter being married so brave,
He said, " In my noddle a fancy I have ;
Drest like a poor man a journey I'll make,
And see if on me some pity she'll take.                           200
Then drest like a beggar he goes to the gate, Where stood his daughter, who appear'd very great; He said, " Noble lady, a poor man I be, And am now forced to crave charity."
With a blush she asked him from whence he came, aw
With that then he told her, and also his name ;
She said, " I'm your daughter, whom you slighted
so, Yet, nevertheless, to you kindness M shew.
" Thro' mercy the Lord hath provided for me. Now, father, come in and sit down," then said she. »o Then the best of provisions the house could afford, For to make him welcome was set on the board.
She said, " Thou art welcome; feed hearty, I pray ; And, if you are willing, with me you shall stay So long as you live." Then he made this reply ; " I am only come thy love for to try.