Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Gedere we us togedere hardilyche at ene, Take we the bailifs bi tuenty ant by tene, Clappe we of the hevedes anonen o the grene, Ant caste we y the fen."
The webbes ant the fullaris assembleden hem alle, Ant makeden huere consail in huere commune halle : Token Peter Conyng huere kyng to calle,
Ant beo huere cheventeyn. 20 Hue nomen huere rouncyns out of the stalle, Ant closeden the toun withinne the walle; Sixti baylies ant ten hue maden adoun falle,
Ant moni an other sweyn.
Tho wolde the baylies that were come from Fraunce, 25
Dryve the Flemisshe that made the destaunce;
Hue turnden hem ayeynes with suerd ant with launce,
Stronge men ant lyht. Y telle ou for sothe, for al huere bobaunce, Ne for the avowerie of the Kyng of Fraunce, 30 Tuenti score ant fyve haden ther meschaunce,
By day ant eke by nyht.
Sire Jakes de Seint Poul, yherde hou hit was; Sixtene hundred of horsemen asemblede o the gras ; He wende toward Bruges pas pur pas,                          35
With swithe gret mounde The Flemmysshe yherden telle the cas, Agynneth to clynken huere basyns of bras, Ant al hem to-dryven ase ston doth the glas,
Ant fellen hem to grounde. *'
15. anonen. K. an oven. W.