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184 THE BATTLE OF HARLAW.
They sould him for thair chiftain tak, Believing weil he did them luve.
Then he a proclamation maid, es
All men to meet at Inverness, Throw Murray land to mak a raid,
Frae Arthursyre unto Spey-ness.
And further mair, he sent express, To schaw his collours and ensenzie, 70
To all and sindry, mair and less, Throchout the bounds of Byne and Enzie.
And then throw fair Straithbogie land
His purpose was for to pursew, And quhasoevir durst gainstand, 75
That race they should full sairly rew.
Then he bad all his men be trew, And him defend by forss and slicht,
And promist them rewardis anew, And mak them men of mekle micht. so
Without resistans, as he said,
Throw all these parts he stoutly past, Quhair sum war wae, and sum war glaid,
But Garioch was all agast.
Throw all these feilds he sped him fast, as For sic a sicht was never sene;
And then, forsuith, he langd at last To se the bruch of Aberdene.
To hinder this prowd enterprise,
The stout and michty Erie of Marr 90
With all his men in arms did ryse,