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THE BATTLE OF PH1LIPHATJGH. 133
Sir David frae the Border came, «
Wi' heart an' hand came he; Wi' him three thousand bonny Scots,
To bear him company.
Wi' him three thousand valiant men,
A noble sight to see ! ">
A cloud o' mist them weel conceal'd, As close as e'er might be.
When they came to the Shaw burn, Said he, " Sae weel we frame,
I think it is convenient is
That we should sing a psalm."
When they came to the Lingly burn.
As daylight did appear, They spy'd an aged father,
And he did draw them near. a>
" Come hither, aged father!"
Sir David he did cry, " And tell me where Montrose lies,
With all his great army."
13. A small stream that joins the Ettrick near Selkirk, on the south side of the river. S.
16. Various reading: "That we should take a dram." S.
17. A brook which falls into the Ettrick, from the north, a little abovethe Shaw burn. S.