Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE HUNTING OP THE CHEVIOT.          41
His handdes dyd he weal and wryng,
He sayd, "Alas, and woe ys me !" Such an othar captayn Skotland within,                 
He sayd, ye-feth shuld never be.
Wbrde ys commyn to lovly Londone,
Till the fourth Harry our kyng, That lord Perse, leyff-tenante of the Jlerchis,
He lay slayne Chyviat within.                               isa
" God have merci on his soil," sayd kyng Harry,
" Good lord, yf thy will it be ! I have a hondrith captayns in Ynglonde," he sayd,
"As good as ever was he: But Perse, and I brook my lyffe,                                155
Thy deth well quyte shall be."
As our noble kyng mayd his a-vowe,
Lyke a noble prince of renowen, For the deth of the lord Perse
He dyde the battell of Hombyll-down :              ieo
Wher syx and thritt4 Skottishe knyghtes
On a day wear beaten down: Glendale glytteryde on ther armor bryght,
Over castill, towar, and town.
149. cheyff.
163. Glendale is one of the seven wards of Northumber­land. In this district the village of Homildown is situated, about a mile from Wooler. On the 14th of September, 1402,







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