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THE HUNTING OF THE CHEVIOT. 31
Be that it drewe to the oware off none,
A hondrith fat hartes ded ther lay. so
The blewe a mort uppone the bent,
The semblyd on sydis shear ; To the quyrry then the Perse went,
To se the bryttlynge off the deare.
He sayd, " It was the Duglas promys as
This day to met me hear; But I wyste he wold faylle, verament:"
A great oth the Perse swear.
At the laste a squyar of Northombelonde
Lokyde at his hand full ny ; to
He was war a' the doughetie Doglas comynge, With him a myghtte meany ;
Both with spear, byll, and brande ;
Yt was a myghti sight to se ; Hardyar men, both off hart nar hande, is
"Wear not in Christiante.
The wear twenty hondrith spear-men good,
Withowte any feale; The wear borne along be the watter a Twyde,
Yth' bowndes of Tividale. »
31. blwe a mot. 41. ath the.