Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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68 A LYTELL GESTE OP EOBTN HODE.
An hondred shefe of arowes good,
The hedes burnyshed full bryght.                  200
And every arowe an elle longe,
With pecocke well ydyght, Inocked all with whyte sylver,
It was a semly syght.
He purveyed hym an hondreth men,                205
Well harneysed in that stede, And hymselfe in that same sete,
And clothed in whyte and rede.
He bare a launsgay in his honde,
And a man ledde his male,                             2m
And reden with a lyght songe
Unto Bernysdale.
As he went at brydge ther was a wrastelyng,
And there taryed was he, And there was all the best yemen,                    215
Of all the west countree.
A full fayre game there was upset;
A whyte bull up ipyght, A grete courser with sadle and brydil,
With golde burneyshed full bryght;            220
A payre of gloves, a rede golde rynge, A pype of wyne, in good fay ; 207,sute, C. 218,1 up pyght, W. up ypyght, 0.







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