Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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CHEVY-CHACE.
45
The bow-men muster'd on the hills,
"Well able to endure; Their backsides all, with special care,                 m
That day were guarded sure.
The hounds ran swiftly thro' the woods,
The nimble deer to take, And with their cries the hills and dales
An eccho shrill did make.                                   *>
Lord Piercy to the quarry went,
To view the tender deere; Quoth he, " Earl Douglas promised
This day to meet me heer.
" If that I thought he would not come,              «
No longer would I stay." With that, a brave young gentleman
Thus to the Earl did say:
" Lo, yonder doth Earl Douglas come,
His men in armour bright;                                «o
Full twenty hundred Scottish spears, All marching in our sight.
"All men of pleasant Tividale,
Fast by the river Tweed:" " Then cease your sport," Erie Piercy said, «
"And take your bows with speed.







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