Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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18 ■ THE BATTLE OF OTTERBOURNE.
Then one the mome they mayd them beeres
Of byrch, and haysell graye; Many a wydowe with wepyng teyres                      iss
Ther makes they fette awaye.
Thys fraye bygan at Otterborne,
Bytwene the nyghte and the day : Ther the Dowglas lost hys lyfe,
And the Percy was lede awaye.                           ieo
Then was ther a Scottyshe prisoner tayne5 Syr Hughe Mongomery was hys name;
For soth as I yow saye,
He borowed the Percy home agayne.
Now let us all for the Percy praye                          ies
To Jesu most of myght, To bryng hys sowle to the blysse of heven,
For he was a gentyll knyght.
162. Supposed to be son of Lord John Montgomery, who took Hotspur prisoner. In The Bunting of the Cheviot this Sir Hugh is said to have been slain with an arrow.







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