Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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SIR ANDREW BARTON.                     209
Besides as many more was slain.                         220
The lord went where Sir Andrew lay,
And quickly thence cut off his head; " I should forsake England many a day,
If thou wert alive as thou art dead."
Thus from the wars Lord Howard came, 225
With mickle joy and triumphing; The pirate's head he brought along
For to present unto our king: Who haply unto him did say,
Before he well knew what was done,                2*>
" Where is the knight and pirate gay,
That I myself may give the doom ? "
" You may thank God," then said the lord,
"And four men in the ship," quoth he, That we are safely come ashore,                              235
Sith you never had such an enemy; That is Henry Hunt, and Peter Simon,
William Horsely, and Peter's son; Therefore reward them for their pains,
For they did service at their turn."                   aw
To the merchant therefore the King he said, " In lieu of what he hath from thee tane,
I give thee a noble a-day,
Sir Andrew's whistle and his chain:
To Peter Simon a crown a-day,                                244
238. The services of Peter's son, not mentioned in this ballad, are duly recorded in the older, unabridged copy. See T. 53-66, on p. 64,
TOL. VII.                           14

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