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5. "O wha is this has don this deid,
This ill deid don to me,
To sail upon the se! 1 smooth
3 broad * Dumferline, near Edin. *laugh
2. Lord Thomas said a word in jest,
Fair Annet took it ill:
Against my ain friends' will." yesterday evening 8 village on the Firth of right loath
Forth half over
3. "Gif ye wull nevir wed a wife,
A wife wull neir wed yee:"
And knelt upon his knee.
4. “O rede,' O rede, mither," he says,
"A gude rede gie to mee;
And let Faire Annet bee?"
5. “The nut-browne bride haes gowd
and gear, Fair Annet she has gat nane; And the little beauty Fair Annet haes
O it wull soon be gane.”
6. And he has till his brother gane:
"Now, brother, rede ye mee; A, sall I marrie the nut-browne bride,
And let Fair Annet bee?”
7. “The nut-browne bride has oxen,
8. “Her oxen may dye i the house,
Bot a fat fadge by the fyre.”
9. And he has till his sister gane:
"Now, sister, rede ye mee; O sall I marrie the nut-browne bride,
And set Fair Annet free?"
10. "I'se rede ye tak Fair Annet, Thomas,
And let the browne bride alane; Lest ye sould sigh, and say, Alace,
What is this we brought hame!”
clothing 1o sparkled
27. He drew his dagger, that was sae
sharp, That was sae sharp and meet, And drave it into the nut-browne
bride, That fell deid at his feit. ornamented
5 madly angered * wax, grow
3. O hooly, hooly' rose she up,
To the place where he was lying, And when she drew the curtain by, “Young man, I think you're
o birch ? twisted
8 St. Martin's day, Nov.