Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE TUKNAMENT OF TOTENHAM. 105
With a flayle for to fyzt: And he that is moste of myzt
Shalle brok hir with wynne.                           «
" He that berys hym best in the turnament, Him shal be grauntid the gre be the comyn as­sent, Ffor to wynne my dozter with duztynesse of dent, And Coppull, my brode hen, that was brozt out of Kent, And my donned cow.                                        «>
Ffor no spence will I spare, Ffor no catell wille I care ; He shalle have my gray mare, And my spottyd sowe."
Ther was mony a bolde lad theire bodys to bede :
Than thei toke theire leve and hamwarde thei
zede,                                                                              «6
And r alle the weke afterward thei graythed her
wede, Tille hit come to the day that thei shulde do thaire dede. Thei armyd theym in mattes, Thei sett on theire nolles                                           »
Gode blake holies, Ffor to kepe theire pollis Ffor batteryng of battes.
47. Wright, He.