Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Bysshopes ant barouns come to the kynges pes, Ase men that weren fals, fykel, ant lea, Othes hue him sworen in stude ther he wes,                   ss
To buen him hold ant trewe for alles cunnes res, Thrye, That hue ne shulden ayeyn him go, So hue were temed tho;
Weht halt hit to lye ?                   «
To the kyng Edward hii fasten huere fay; Fals wes here foreward so forst is in May, That sonne from the southward wypeth away; Moni proud Scot therof mene may
To yere.                                        a
Nes never Scotlond With dunt of monnes hond Allinge aboht so duere.
The bisshop of Glascou y chot he wes ylaht, The bisshop of Seint-Andre, bothe he beth ycaht, so The abbot of Scon with the kyng nis nout saht, Al here purpos ycome hit ys to naht, Thurh ryhte: Hii were unwis
When hii thohte pris                            is
Ayeyn huere kyng to fyhte.
Thourh consail of thes bisshopes ynemned byfore, Sire Robert the Bruytz furst kyng wes ycore; He mai everuche day ys fon him se byfore, Yef hee mowen him hente, i chot he bith forlore, eo Sauntz fayle. Soht for te sugge,

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