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THE OUTLAW MURRAY. 29
" Ane of ye gae to Halliday,
The Laird of the Corehead is he.
" He certain is my sister's son; ia
Bid him cum quick and succour me!
The King cams on for Ettricke Foreste, And landless men we a' will be."
" What news ? What news ? " said Halliday, " Man, frae thy master unto me ? " iffl
" Not as ye wad ; seeking your aide; The King's his mortal enemie."
" Ay, by my troth!'' said Halliday,
" Even for that it repenteth me ; For gif he lose feir Ettricke Foreste, im
He'll tak feir Moffatdale frae me.
" I'll meet him wi' five hundred men,
And surely mair, if mae may be; And before he gets the foreste feir,
We a' will die on Newark Lee ! " 170
The Outlaw call'd a messenger,
And bid him hie him speedilye, To Andrew Murray of Cockpool,
154. This is a place at the head of Moffat-water, possessed of old by the family of Halliday.—S.
173. This family were ancestors of the Murrays, Earls of Annandale; but the name of the representative, in th 3 time