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KING MALCOLM AND SIR COLTIN. 381
" I and my forbears here did haunt Three hundred years and more ; ' I'm safe to swear a solemn oath, fs
We were never beat before."
" An asking," said the lady gay,
" An asking ye'll grant me:" " Ask on, ask on," said Sir Colvin,
" What may your asking be ? " so
"Ye'll gie me hame my wounded knight,
Let me fare on my way; And I'se ne'er be seen on Elrick's hill,
By night, nor yet by day ; And to this place we'll come nae mair, ss
Cou'd we win safe away;
" To trouble any Christian one
Lives in the righteous law, We'll come nae mair unto this place,
Cou'd we win safe awa'." so
" O ye'se get hame your wounded knight,
Ye shall not gang alane; But I maun hae a wad o' him,
Before that we twa twine."
Sir Colvin being a book-learn'd man, 95
Sae gude in fencing tee, He's drawn a stroke behind his hand,
And followed in speedilie.
Sae fierce a stroke Sir Colvin's drawn, And followed in speedilie, 100