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OF SIR HUGH OF THE GRIME.           249
Sir Hugh set his back again[st] a tree, And then the men compast him round;                ai
His mickle sword from his hand did flee,
And then they brought Sir Hugh to the ground.
Sir Hugh of the Grime now taken is
And brought back to Garland town ; Then cry'd the good wives all in Garland town, ss
" Sir Hugh in the Grime, thou'st ne'er gang down."
The good Lord Bishop is come to town,
And on the bench is set so high; And every man was tax'd to his crime,
At length he called Sir Hugh in the Grime. «
" Here am I, thou false Bishop,
Thy humours all to fulfil; I do not think my fact so great
But thou mayst put [it] into thy own will."
The quest of jury-men was call'd,                              «
The best that was in Garland town; Eleven of them spoke all in a breast,
" Sir Hugh in the Grime, thou'st ne'er gang down."
Then other questry-men was call'd,
The best that was in Rumary;                                «>
Twelve of them spoke all in a breast,
" Sir Hugh in the Grime, thou'st now guilty."
Then came down my good Lord Boles,
Falling down upon his knee; " Five hundred pieces of gold will I give,                «
To grant Sir Hugh in the Grime to me."







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