Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Hoping some time I may remaine In safety here with thee."
With that she knit her brows,
And looking all aquoy,
Quoth she, " What should I have to do
With any prentice boy ?
" And seeing you have purloyn'd
Your master's goods away, The case is bad, and therefore here
You shall no longer stay."                                a>
" Why, dear, thou know'st," I said,
" How all which I could get, " I gave it, and did spend it all
Upon thee every whit."
Quoth she, " Thou art a knave,                           a
To charge me in this sort, Being a woman of credit fair,
And known of good report.
" Therefore I tell thee flat,
Be packing with good speed ;                           so
I do defie thee from my heart,
And scorn thy filthy deed."
" Is this the friendship, that
You did to me protest ? Is this the great affection, which                                  35
You so to me exprest ?