Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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OF SIE SIMON PRASEB. '             283
Were sire Robert the Brnytz ycome to this londe, Ant the erl of Asseles, that harde is an honde, Alle the other pouraille, forsothe ich understands, Mihten be ful blythe ant thonke godes sonde,            220
Wyth ryhte; Thenne myhte uch mon Bothe riden ant gon
In pes withoute vyhte.
The traytours of Scotland token hem to rede 225 The barouns of Engelond to brynge to dede : Charles of Fraunce, so moni mon tolde, With myht ant with streynthe hem helpe wolde, His thonkes. Tprot, Scot, for thi strif!                         230
Hang up thyn hachet ant thi knyf, Whil him lasteth the lyf
With the longe shonkes.
218. The Earl of Athol, John de Strathbogie. Attempting to escape by sea, he was driven back by a storm, taken, and conveyed to London, where he was tried, condemned, and, with circumstances of great barbarity, put to death, 7th, &c. November, 1306. (M. West. 401.) Which proves the pres­ent ballad to have been composed between that time and the 7th of September preceding.—Ritson.

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