Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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SIH ANDREW BARTON.
207
Then Henry Hunt, with rigour hot,
Came bravely on the other side, Who likewise shot in at his deck,
And killed fifty of his men beside. Then " Out alas,". Sir Andrew cryd,                     ias
"What may a man now think or say 1 Yon merchant thief that pierceth me,
He was my prisoner yesterday."
Then did he on Gordion call;
Unto the top castle for to go,                                 170
And bid his beams he should let fall,
For he .greatly fear'd an overthrow. The lord call'd Horsely now in haste:
" Look that thy word stand in stead, For thou shall be hanged on main mast,              irs
If thou miss twelve score a shilling's breadth."
Then up [the] mast tree swerved he,
This stout and mighty Gordion; But Horsely he most happily
Shot him under his collar-bone :                         wo
Then call'd he on his nephew then,
Said, " Sister's son, I have no mo, Three hundred pound I will give thee,
If thou will to top-castle go."
Then stoutly he began to climb,                              iss
From off the mast seorn'd to depart;
But Horsely soon prevented him, And deadly pierced him to the heart.
His men being slain, then up amain
Did this proud pirate climb with speed, ia>







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