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36                     THE OUTLAW MURRAY.
" Wilt thou give me the keys of thy castell, Wi' the hlessing of thy gaye ladye ?
I'se make thee sheriiFe of Ettricke Foreste, 295 Surely while upward grows the tree ;
If you be not traitour to the King, Forfaulted sail thou nevir be."
" But, Prince, what sail cum o' my men?
"When I gae back, traitour they'll ca' me. wo I had rather lose my life and land,
Ere my merryemen rebuked me."
" "Will your merryemen amend their lives,
And a' their pardons I grant thee ? Now, name thy landis where'er they lie,              aos
And here I bender them to thee."—
" Fair Philiphaugh is mine by right, And Lewinshope still mine shall be ;
Newark, Foulshiells, and Tinnies baith,
My bow and arrow purchased me.                    sio
"And I have native steads to me, The Newark Lee and Hanginshaw ;
312. In this and the following verse, the ceremony of feudal investiture is supposed to be gone through, by the Outlaw resigning his possessions into the hands of the king, and receiving them back, to be held of him as superior. The lands of Philiphaugh are still possessed by tho Outlaw's rep­resentative. Hangingshaw and Lewinshope were sold of late years. Newark, Foulshiels, and Tinnies, have long belonged to the family of Buccleuch.—S.

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