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The wear twenty hondrith spear-men good,
Withouten any fayle;
Yth, bowndes of Tividale.
" And to your bowys tayk good heed ; For never sithe ye wear on your mothars borne
Had ye never so mickle need."
He rode att his men beforne;
A bolder barne was never born.
“Or whos men that ye be:
Chyviat chays in the spyt of me?”
Yt was the good Lord Persè:
“Nor whos men that we be; But we wyll hount hear in this ebays,
In the spyte of thyne and of the. “ The fattiste hartes in all Chyviat
We have kyld, and cast to carry them 2-way.” “ Be my troth,” sayd the doughtè Dogglas agayn,
“Ther-for the ton of us shall de this day.” Then sayd the doughtè Doglas
Unto the Lord Persè:
A-las! it wear great pittè.
I am a yerle callyd within my contrè;
And do the battell off the and of me."
V. 48, withowte ... feale. P.C. V. 52, boys look ye tayk. P.C. V. 54, ned. P.C. V. 59, whos. P.C. V. 65, whoys P.C.
V. 71, agay. P.C.
“ Nowe Cristes cors on his crowne," sayd the Lord Persè,
“ Who-soever ther-to says nay;
“ Thow shalt never se that day;
Nor for no man of a woman born,
I dar met him, on man for on.”
90 “It shall never be told in Sothe-Ynglonde,” he says,
“ To Kyng Herry the Fourth for sham.
I am a poor squyar of lande;
And stande my-selffe, and looke on,
I wyll not ‘fayl' both harte and hande.”
100 And you wyll here any mor a' the hountyng a' the
THE SECOND FIT.
Ther hartes were good yenoughe;
Seven skore spear-men the sloughe.
V. 81, sayd the the. P. C. V. 88, on, i.e. one.
V. 3, first, i.e. flight. ? This is probably corrupted in the MS. for Rog. Widdrington, who was at the head of the family in the reign of K. Edw. III. There were several successively of the names of Roger and Ralph, but none of the name of Richard, as appears from the genealogies in the Herald's office.
& FIT.--Vide Gloss.
Yet bydys the Yerle Doglas uppon the bent,
A captayne good yenoughe, And that was sene verament,
For he wrought hom both woo and wouche. The Dogglas pertyd his ost in thre,
Lyk a cheffe cheften off pryde, With suar speares off myghttè tre,
The cum in on every syde: Thrughe our Yngglishe archery
Gave many a wounde full wyde;
Which ganyde them no pryde.
And pulde owt brandes that wer bright;
Bryght swordes on basnites lyght. Thorowe ryche male and myne-ye-ple,
Many sterne the stroke downe streght;
Ther undar foot dyd lyght.
Lyk to captayns of myght and mayne ;
With Swordes that were of fyn myllàn.
Ther-to the wear full fayne,
As ever dyd heal or rayne.
“ And i' feth I shall the brynge Wher thowe shalte have a yerls wagis
Of Jamy our Scottish kynge.
V. 5, byddys. P.C.
Ibid. and of, P.C.
V. 17, boys. P.C.
V. 22, done. P.C.
V. 18, briggt. P.C.
V. 26, to, i.e. two. V. 33, helde. P.C.
“ Thoue shalte have thy ransom fre,
I hight the hear this thinge,
40 “Nay 'then,'” sayd the Lord Persè,
“ I tolde it the beforne,
To no man of a woman born."
In at the brest bane.
50 That never after in all his lyffe-days
He spayke mo wordes but ane :
For my lyff-days ben gan.”
And sayd, “Wo ys me for the !
60 For a better man, of hart nare of hande,
Was not in all the north countrè.”
Was callyd Sir Hewe the Mongon-byrry;
Throughe a hondrith archery;
70 V. 49, throroue. P.C. 9 Wane, i.e. ane, one, sc. man; an arrow came from a mighty one: from a mighty man.
i This seems to have been a gloss added.
He set uppone the Lord Persè
A dynte that was full soare;
Clean thorow the body he the Persè bore,
Then that day slain wear thare.
that a cloth yarde was lang,
That he on Mongon-byrry sete;
90 Ther was never freake wone foot wolde fle,
But still in stour dyd stand,
With many a bal-ful brande.
The battell was nat half done.
100 Many hade no strength for to stande,
In Chyviat the hillys abone.
V. 84, haylde. P.C. V. 87, sar. P.C. V. 102, abou. P.C. 2 This incident is taken from the battle of Otterbourn; in which Sir Hugh Montgomery, Knt. (son of John Lord Montgomery), was slain with an arrow.–Vide Crawfurd's Peerage.