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THE BATTLE OP OTTERBOUBNE.           17
Sir Hughe Maxwelle, a lorde he was, "With the Dowglas dyd he dye.
Ther was slayne upon the Skottes syde,
For soth as I yow saye, Of fowre and forty thowsande Scotts                       iss
"Went but eyghtene awaye.
Ther was slayne upon the Tnglysshe syde,
For soth and sertenlye, A gentell knyght, Sir John Fitz-hughe,
Yt was the more petye.                                               140
Syr James Harebotell ther was slayne,
For hym ther hartes were sore; The gentyll Lovelle ther was slayne,
That the Percyes standerd bore.
Ther was slayne uppon the Ynglyssh perte, its
For soth as I yow saye, Of nyne thowsand Ynglyssh men
Fyve hondert cam awaye.
The other were slayne in the fylde;
Cryste kepe their sowles from wo!                      iw
Seying ther was so few fryndes
Agaynst so many a foo.
143. Covelle, MS. VOL. VII.                         2







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