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A Selection Of The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch

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' Take thee Yorke,' then sayd the King,
' In stead wheras it doth stand; Fie make thy eldest sonne after thee
Heyre of all Northumberland.
xin ' The Earle of Buchan, where be yee ?
In my coate-armour thou shalt bee; The high Peak and all Darbyshire
I give it thee to thy fee.'
The famous Douglas then came in, Saies, ' What shall my meede bee ?
And I will lead the vanward, lord, Thorow the English countrye.'
xv ' Take thee Worster,' sayd the King,
' Tuxburye, Killingworth, Burton on Trent; Doe thou not say another day
But I gave thee lands and rent.
" Sir Richard of Edenborrow, where are yee ?
A wise man in this warr ! I'le give thee Bristow and the shire
The time that wee come there.
' Thou, my lord Nevill, where art thou ?
Thou must in this warres bee ; Tie give thee Shrewsburye,' saies the King, ' And Coventrye faire and free. 64a
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