Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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262 THE DUEL OF "WHARTON AND STUART.
No kind of envy could be seen,
No kind of malice they did betray; But a' was clear and calm as death,
Whatever in their bosoms lay:
Till parting time; and then, indeed,                             u
They show*d some rancour in their heart;
" Next time we meet," says George Wharton, " Not half sae soundly we shall part!"
So they have parted, firmly bent
Their valiant minds equal to try:                               so
The second part shall clearly show,
Both how they meet, and how they die.
PART SECOND.
George Wharton was the first ae man Came to the appointed place that day,
Where he espyed our Scots lord coming,               55
As fast as he could post away.
They met, shook hands; their cheeks were pale;
Then to George Wharton James did say, " I dinna like your doublet, George,
It stands sae weel on you this day.                           eo
" Say, have you got no armour on ?
Have you no under robe of steel ? I never saw an Englishman
Become his doublet half sae weel."
" Fy no! fy no!" George Wharton said,                   85
" For that's the thing that mauna be,







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