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Holde the, Perfè, said the Doglas,
And i' feth I shall the brynge Wher thowe fhalte have a yerls wagis
Of Jamy our Scottish kynge.
Thoue shalte have thy ransom fre,
I hight the hear this thinge,
That ever I conqueryd in filde fightyog;
Nay · then' fayd the lord Persè,
I tolde it the beforne,
To no man of a woman born.
With that ther cam an arrowe haftely
Forthe off a mightie wane,
In at the breft bane.
Thoroue lyvar and longs bathe
59 That never after in all his lyffe days
He spayke mo wordes but ane,
The V. 33. helde. MS. V. 36. Scottish. MS. V. 49. throroue. MS.
The Persè leanyde on his brande,
And fawe the Duglas de;
And sayd, Wo ys me for the !
To have favyde thy lyffe I wolde have pertyd with
My landes for years thre,
Was not in all the north countrè.
Of all that se a Skottishe knyght,
Was callyd Sir Hewe the Mongon-byrry, He sawe the Duglas to the deth was dyght;
He spendyd a spear a trusti tre :
He rod uppon a corsiare
Throughe a hondrith archery,
Tyll he cam to the good lord Perfè.
He set uppone the lorde Persè
A dynte, that was full soare ; With a suar spear of a myghtè tre
Clean thorow the body he the Persè bore,
Athe tothar fyde, that a man myght se,
A large cloth yard and mare :
Then that day flain wear thare,
p. 74. ber. MS.
1.78. ther. MS.
An arow, that a cloth yarde was lang,
To th harde stele halyde he ;
He sat on Sir Hewe the Mongon-byrry.
The dynt yt was both fad and • soar,'
That he of Mongon-byrry sete ;
With his hart blood the wear wete.
Ther was never a freake wone foot wolde fle,
But still in stour dyd stand,
With many a bal-ful brande.
This battell begane in Chyviat
An owar befor the none,
The batteil was nat half done.
The tooke - on’ on ethar hand
Be the lyght off the mone;
9. 80. Say, i. e. Save. MS. V. 84. haylde. Ms. 1. 87.
Many hade no ftrenght for to stande,
In Chyviat the hillys abone.
Of fifteen hondrith archars of Ynglonde
but fifti and thre;
But even five and fifti :
But all wear flayne Cheviat within :
The hade no strengthe to stand on he:
It was the mor pittè.
Thear was slayne withe the lord Perle
Sir John of Agerstone,
Sir Wyllyam the bolde Hearonė.
Sir Jorg the worthè Lovele
A knyght of great renowen,
With dyntes wear beaten dowene.
For Wetharryngton my harte was wO;
Thet V. 102. abou. MS. V. 108. strenge hy. MS. V. 115 lõule. MS. 8. 121. in to, i, ei in two. V. 122. Yet he ... koy. MS.
Ther was flayne with the dougheti Duglas
Sir Hewe the Mongon-byrry,
His fiftars son was he:
Sir Charles a Murrè, in that place,
That never a foot wolde fle ;
With the Duglas dyd he dey.
So on the morrowe the mayde them byears
Off byrch, and hasell so gray';
Cam to fach ther makys a-way.
Tivydale may carpe off care,
Northombarlond may mayk grat mone,
On the march perti shall never be none.
Word ys commen to Edden-burrowe
140 That dougheti Duglas, lyff-tenant of the Merches,
He lay flean Chyviot with-in.
His handdes dyd he weal and wryng,
He fayd, Alas, and woe ys me!
V. 132. gay. Ms. 1. 136. mon. MS. V, 138. non. Ms.