Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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An hondred shefe of arowes good,
The hedes burnyshed full bryght.                  200
And every arowe an elle longe,
With pecocke well ydyght, Inocked all with whyte sylver,
It was a semly syght.
He purveyed hym an hondreth men,                205
Well harneysed in that stede, And hymselfe in that same sete,
And clothed in whyte and rede.
He bare a launsgay in his honde,
And a man ledde his male,                             2m
And reden with a lyght songe
Unto Bernysdale.
As he went at brydge ther was a wrastelyng,
And there taryed was he, And there was all the best yemen,                    215
Of all the west countree.
A full fayre game there was upset;
A whyte bull up ipyght, A grete courser with sadle and brydil,
With golde burneyshed full bryght;            220
A payre of gloves, a rede golde rynge, A pype of wyne, in good fay ; 207,sute, C. 218,1 up pyght, W. up ypyght, 0.