Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE BATTLE OF HABLA"W.               185
Even frae Curgarf to Craigyvar: And down the syde of Don richt far,
Angus and Mearns did all convene To fecht, or Donald came sae nar                       96
The ryall bruch of Aberdene.
And thus the martial Erie of Marr Mareht with his men in richt array ;
Befoir the enemie was aware, His banner bauldly did display.                         i«o
For weil enewch they kend the way,
And all their semblance weil they saw: Without all dangir, or delay,
Come haistily to the Harlaw.
With him the braif Lord Ogilvy,                           i<
Of Angus sheriff principall, The constabill of gude Dunde,
The vanguard led before them alL
Suppose in number they war small, Thay first richt bauldlie did pursew,                     no
And maid thair faes befor them fall, Quha then that race did sairly rew.
And then the worthy Lord Saltan,
The strong undoubted Laird of Drum, The stalwart Laird of Lawristone,                        ns
With ilk thair forces, all and sum.
Panmuir with all his men did cum, The provost of brajf Aberdene,
With trumpets and with tuick of drum, Came schortly in thair armour schene.                  >2<>

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