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When she had tane the mantle,
Of cloth that was made,
Shee had no more left on her,
But a tassell and a threed :
Then every knight in the kings court
Bade evill might shee speed.

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See you not yonder woman,
That maketh her self cleane'?

135

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Ver. 134. wright, MS. Ver. 136, cleare, MS.

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He brought in the bores head,
And was wonderous bold :
He said there was never a cuckolds kniffe
Carve itt that cold.

165

Some rubbed their knives
Uppon a whetstone:
Some threw them under the table,
And said they had none.

170

King Arthur, and the child
Stood looking upon them ;
All their knives edges
Turned backe againe.

175

Craddocke had a litle knive
Of iron and of steele ;
He britled the bores head
Wonderous weele;
That every knight in the kings court
Had a morssell.

180

The litle boy had a horne,
Of red gold that ronge :
He said, there was noe cuckolde
Shall drinke of my horne;
But he shold it sheede
Either behind or beforne.

Ver. 170. them upon, Ms. Ver. 175. or birtled, MS.

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