Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Yet byddys the yerle Doglas uppon the bent, a
A captayne good yenoughe, And that was sene verament,
For he wrought horn both woo and wouche.
The Dogglas pertyd his ost or thre,
Lyk a cheffe cheften off pryde,                         
With suar spears off myghtte tre,
The cum in on every syde:
Thrughe our Yngglyshe archery
Gave many a wounde full wyde; Many a doughete the garde to dy,                         u
Which ganyde them no pryde.
The Ynglyshe men let thear bowys be, And pulde owt brandes that wer bright;
It was a hevy syght to se
Bryght swordes on basnites lyght.                     a?
Throrowe ryche male and myneyeple, Many sterne the stroke downe streght;
Many a freyke that was full fre, Ther undar foot dyd lyght.
At last the Duglas and the Perse met,                 «
Lyk to captayns of myght and of mayne ;
17. boys.                                 18. briggt.
22. done.                                 26. to, i. e. tow.