The English and Scottish Popular Ballads Volume 3

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...dear, Tho I shoud be forlorn.' 14 'I 'se cause a man put up the fire, Anither ca in the stake, And on the head o yon high hill I 'll burn you for his sake. 15 'O where are all my wall-wight men, That I pay meat and fee, For to hew down baith thistle and thorn, To burn that lady wi?' 16 Then he has taen her. Lady Maisry, And fast he has her bound; And he causd the fiercest o his men Drag her frae town to town. 17 Then he has causd ane of his men Hew down baith thistle and thorn; She carried the peats in her petticoat-lap, Her ainsell for to burn. 18 Then ane pat up this big bauld fire, Anither ca'd in the stake; It was to burn her Lady Maisry, All for her true-love's sake. 19 But it fell ance upon a day, Prince James he thought full lang; He minded on the lady gay He left in fair Scotland. 20 'O where will I get a little wee boy, Will win gowd to his fee, That will rin on to Adam's high tower, Bring tidings back to me?' 21 'O here am I, a little wee boy, Will win gowd to my fee, That will rin on to Adam's high tower, Bring tidings back to thee.' 22 Then he is on to Adam's high tower, As fast as gang coud he, And he but only wan in time The fatal sight to see. 23 He sat his bent bow to his breast, And ran right speedilie, And he is back to his master, As fast as gang coud he. 24 'What news, what news, my little wee boy? What news hae ye to me?' 'Bad news, bad news, my master dear, Bad news, as ye will see.' 25 'Are ony o my biggins brunt, my boy? Or ony o my towers won? Or is my lady lighter yet, O dear daughter or son?' 26 'There 's nane o your biggins brunt, master, Nor nane o your towers won, Nor is your lady lighter yet, O dear daughter nor son. 27 'There 's an has been put up a big bauld fire, Anither ca'd in the stake, And on the head o yon...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591925
  • 9781236591920