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128                     KOOKHOPE RYDE.
Also before that hour was done,
Four of the thieves were slain,                          no
Besides all those that wounded were,
And eleven prisoners there was ta'en.
George Carrick, and his brother Edie, Them two, I wot they were both slain;
Harry Corbyl, and Lennie Carrick,                       us
Bore them company in their pain.
One of our Weardale-men was slain, Rowland Emerson his name hight;
I trust to God his soul is well,
Because he ' fought' unto the right.                   120
But thus they say'd, " "We'll not depart While we have one:—speed back again !" ' And when they came amongst the dead men, There they found George Carrick slain.
And when they found George Carrick slain, 125 I wot it went well near their ' heart;'
Lord, let them never make a better end, That comes to play them sicken a ' part'
I trust to God, no more they shall,
Except it be one for a great chance ;                 130
For God will punish all those
With a great heavy pestilence.

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