Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE TTTKNAMENT OF TOTENHAM. 113
Perkyn turnyd hym aboute in that ilke throng ; ia> He fouzt fresshly, for he had rest hym long. He was war of Tirry take Tib be the hond, And wold have lad hir away with a luf-song ; And Perkyn after ran, And of his capull he hym drowe,                     im
And gaf hym of his flayle inowe. Then « Te he," quod Tib, and lowe : " Ze ar a duzty man."
Thus thai tuggat and thei ruggat, til hit was ny
nyzt. Alle the wyves of Totenham come to se that
sizt,                                                                                     200
To fech home thaire husbondis that were thaym
trouthe-plizt, With wispys and kexis, that was a rich lizt, Her husbondis home to fech.
191-194. MS. Harl.
Among those wery boyes he wrest and he wrang, He threw tham doun to the erth, and thrast them amang, When he saw Tyrry away wyth Tyb fang,
And after hym ran. 201-207. Here evidently corrupted. In MS. Harl. as fol­lows: Wyth wyspes, and kexis, and ryschys there lyzt, To fetch hom ther husbandes that were tham trouth-plyzt. And sum brozt gret harwos Ther husbandes hom to fetohj Sum on dores, and sum on heoh, Sum on hyrdyllys, and sum on creeh, And sum on whele-barows. VOL. Till.                    8







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