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Essays, Sketches and Illustrations of bygone Sussex

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86
BYGONE SUSSEX.
The Second Part.
To same Tune.
It was his hap that time to goe
To travell with his lord, Which to his heart did breed much woe Yet could he not afford
A remedy
To's misery, But needs hee must leave here
His Madge behinde,
Who griev'd in minde For the pride of Lester-shire.
She being then bereaved cleane
Of hope, yet did invent, By her rare policy, a meane To work her heart's content:
In garments strange
She straight did change Her selfe, rejecting feare
To go with him,
Whom she did deeme The pride of Lester-shire.
And in the habit of a page,
She did intreat his lord That, being a boy of tender age He would this grace affordó That he might goe, Service to show To him both farre and neere Who little thought What love she ought To the pride of Lester-shire
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