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" A brawer bower ye ne'er did see, Than my true love he built for me. There came a man, by middle day, He spied his sport, and went away ; And brought the king that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sae dear ;... "
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: First Series, Containing Minstrelsy ... - Page 177
by Sir Walter Scott - 1838 - 532 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 166

1887
...Border ballads. ' I sewed his sheet, making my mane ; I watched the corpse, myself alane ; I watched the body night and day ; No living creature came that way. ' I took his body on my back, And whiles I gaed, and whiles I sat ; I digg'da grave, and laid him in, And happ'd him with the sod...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 45

1804
...away ; And brought the king, that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sae dear ; He slew my knight, and poin'd...for life did flee, And left me in extremitie. • I sew'tl his sheet, making my maw ; I watched the corpse, myself alane ; I watched his body, night and...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1806
...went away; And brought the king that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sae dear ; He slew my knight, and poin'd...all for life did flee, And left me in extremitie. • Poin'd— Poioded, attached by legal distress. • I sew'd his sheet, making my mane ; I watched...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border: consisting of historical and romantic ...

Scottish border - 1812
...brought the king that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sac dear ; He slew my knight, and poin'd* his gear ; My servants all for life did flea, And left me in extremitie. * Poiu'd — Poinded, attached by legal distress. 320 I sew'd his...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border: consisting of historical and ..., Volume 2

Scottish border - 1821
...went away ; And brought the King that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. .He slew my knight, to me sae dear ; He slew my knight, and poin'd...all for life did flee, And left me in extremitie. * I'mifil. — Poinded, attached by legal distress. I sew'd his sheet, making my mane ; I watch'd the...
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The Scottish Songs, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Ballads, Scots - 1829 - 627 pages
...my knicht. He slew my knicht, to me sae dear, And burnt my bouir, and dravo my gear. My servants a' for life did flee, And left me in extremitie. I sew'd his sheet and made my maen ; I watch'd his corpse, myself alane ; I watch'd by nicht and I watch'd by day ; No...
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The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - English literature - 1833
...went away ; And brought the King that very night, Who brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight to me sae dear ; He slew my knight, and poin'd* his gear ; My servants all fer life did flee, And left me in extremitie. I sew'd his sheet, making my mane ; I watch'd the corpse,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. ...

Walter Scott - Ballads, Scots - 1833
...brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sae dear ; He slew my knight, and poiu'd1 his gear ; My servants all for life did flee, And left me in extremitie. I sewM his sheet, making my mane ; I watch'd the corpse, myself alane ; 1 Poin'd — Poinded, attached...
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Selections from the Early Ballad Poetry of England and Scotland

Richard John King - Ballads, English - 1842 - 291 pages
...brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight, to me sae dear; He slew my knight, and poin'd1 his gear; My servants all for life did flee, And left...creature came that way, I took his body on my back, And whiles I gaed, and whiles I sat I digg'da grave, and laid him in, And happ'd him with the sod sae...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1842 - 699 pages
...brake my bower, and slew my knight. He slew my knight to me sae dear j He slew my knight, and poiri'd* his gear ; My servants all for life did flee, And...extremitie. I sew'd his sheet, making my mane ; I watch d the corpse, myself alane ; I walch'd his body, night and day; No living creature came that...
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