Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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But that he fear'd his master had
Took order for his stay.                                              120
Unto his uncle then
He rode with might and main, Who with a welcome and good cheer
Did Barnwell entertain.
One fortnight's space he stayed,                                 ia>
Until it chanced so, His uncle with his cattle did
Unto a market go.
His kinsman rode with him,
Where he did see right plain,                                 130
Great store of money he had took:
When, coming home again,
Sudden within a wood,
He struck his uncle down, And beat his brains out of his head ;                       135
So sore he crackt his crown.
Then seizing fourscore pound,
To London straight he hyed, And unto Sarah Millwood all
The cruell fact descryed.                                    no
" Tush, 'tis no matter, George, So we the money have
120. i. e. for stopping and apprehending him at his father's. VOL. VIII.                 15