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THE NORTHERN LORD AND CRUEL JEW. 283
[Then] said the noble knight in green,
" May not your articles be seen ? "
" Yes, that they may," replied the Jew,
" And I'm resolved to have my due." i«
So then the knight began to read; At length she said, " I find, indeed, Nothing but flesh you are to have;" Answers the Jew, " That's all I crave."
The poor distressed knight was brought; i« The bloody-minded Jew he thought That day to be reveng'd on him, And part his flesh from every limb.
The knight in green said, " Mr. Jew, There's nothing else but flesh your due ; 150 Then see no drop of blood you shed, For if you do, off goes your head.
" Pray take your due, with all my heart, But with his blood I will not part." With that the Jew sneaked away, ira
And had not one word more to say.
No sooner were these troubles past,
But his wife's father came at last,
Resolving for to have his life,
For drowning his beloved wife. wo
Over the seas her father brought Many brave horses; one was bought By the pretended knight in green, Which was the best-that e'er was seen.