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AULD MAITLAND. 223
Now we hae conquer'd fair Scotland, With buckler, bow, and brand ? "
Then they are on to the land o' France, w
Where auld King Edward lay, Burning baith castle, tower, and town,
That he met in his way.
Until he came unto that town,
Which some call Billop-Grace; n
There were Auld Maitland's sons, a' three,
Learning at school, alas !
The eldest to the youngest said,
" 0 see ye what I see ? Gin a' be trew yon standard says, »
We're fatherless a' three.
" For Scotland's conquer'd up and down;
Landmen we'll never be : Now, will you go, my brethren two,
And try some jeopardy ? " so
10. If this be a Flemish or Scottish corruption for Ville de Grace, in Normandy, that town was never besieged by Edward I., whose wars in France were confined to the province of Gascony. The rapid change of scene, from Scotland to France, excites a suspicion that some vet?es may have been lost in this place.—S.
75. Edward had quartered the arms of Scotland with his own.—S.