Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Both night and day, 'tis you I pray
For to be on your guard, For many are the subtile wyles
By which youth are ensnar'd."                               «
When she had read the dreary dream,
It vex'd her more and more, For Craignargat, of birth and state,
Liv'd nigh unto the shore.
But as in age her daughter wax'd,                             «s
Her beauty did excel All the ladies far and near
That in that land did dwell.
The Gordon, Hay, and brave Agnew,
Three knights of high degree,                                jo
Unto the dame a-eourting came,
All for her fair beauty.
Which of these men, they ask'd her then,
That should her husband be ; But scornfully sjje did reply,                                        «
" I'll wed none of the three."
" Since it is so, where shall we go
A match for thee to find, That art so fair and beautiful,
That none can suit thy mind ? "                             «o
With scorn and pride she answer made,
" You'll ne'er choice one for me, Nor will I wed against my mind,
For all their high degree."