Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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With a suar spear of a myghtte tre
Clean thorow the body he the Perse ber,
A'the tothar syde that a man myght se                     n
A large cloth yard and mare: Towe bettar captayns wear nat in Cristiante,
Then that day slain wear ther.
An archar off Northomberlonde
Say slean was the lord Perse;                                  so
He bar a bende-bowe in his hand,
Was made off trusti tre.
An arow, that a cloth yarde was lang,
To th' harde stele haylde he ; A dynt that was both sad and soar,                             ss
He sat on Sir Hewe the Monggonbyrry.
The dynt yt was both sad and soar,
That he on Monggonberry sete; The swane-fethars, that his arrowe bar,
With his hart-blood the wear wete.                    9C
Ther was never a freake wone foot wolde fle,
But still in stour dyd stand, Heawyng on yche othar, whyll the myght dre,
With many a balfull brande.
87. sar.
88. of.