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TH E TRUE MAID OF THE SOUTH.
This lord did take her, as he seem'd
To be a pretty lad, And for his page he her esteem'd, Which made her heart full glad :
To sea went shee
And so did hee Whom she esteem'd so deare ;
Who, for her sake,
Great moane did make, And shed full many a teare.
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For having travelled sixe weeks
Unknowne unto her lover, With rosie blushes in her cheekes Her mind she did discover:
"See here," quoth she,
" One that for thee Hath left her parents dearó
Poore Magery,
The mayde of Rie, I am, behold me here! '
When Anthony did heare this word,
His heart with joy did leape; He went unto his noble lord
To whom he did report
This wonderful thing,
Which straight did bring Amazement to him there : " Of such a page, In any age," Quoth he, " I did not heare."
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