Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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This battell begane in Chyviat                                  «s
An owar befor the none, And when even-song bell was rang,
The battell was nat half done.
The tooke on ethar hand
Be the lyght off the mone ;                                   i°o
Many hade no strenght for to stande,
In Chyviat the hillys aboun.
Of fifteen hondrith archars of Ynglonde.
Went away but fifti and thre; Of twenty hondrith spear-men of Skotlonde, i<»
But even five and fifti:
But all wear slayne Cheviat within ;
The hade no strenge to stand on hy; The chylde may rue that ys unborne,
It was the mor pitte.                                                no
Thear was slayne withe the lord Perse,
Sir John of Agerstone, Sir Rogar, the hinde Hartly,
Sir Wyllyam, the bolde Hearone.
Sir Jorg, the worthe Lovele,'                                    11s
A knyght of great renowen, Sir Raff, the ryche Rugbe,
With dyntes wear beaten dowene.
99. a word has dropped out. 102. abotu 115. loule.