Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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The one hyt the justice, .the other the sheryfe, That both theyr sides gan blede.
All men voyded, that them stode nye,
When the justice fell downe to the grounde,
And the sherife fell nyghe hym by,                 " m
Eyther had his deathes wounde.
All the citezens fast gan flye,
They durst no longer abyde; Then lyghtly they loused Cloudesle,                 ns
When he with ropes lay tyde.
Wyllyam sterte to an officer of the towne, Hys axe out of hys hande he wronge,
On eche syde he smote them downe,
Hym thought he taryed all to long.                120
Wyllyam sayde to hys brethren two,
"Thys daye let us'togyder lyve and dye ;
If ever you have nede as I have now, The same shall you fynde by me."
They shot so well in that tyde,                         ni
For theyr stringes were of silke full sure,
That they kept the stretes on every side : That batayle dyd longe endure.
108, sedes.               115, then.
122, togyder, C. 12V, sede.
121, brethen.