Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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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.

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