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42 THE HUNTING OF THE CHEVIOT.
This was the Hontynge off the Cheviat; im
That tear begane this spurn : Old men that knowen the grownde well yenoughe,
Call it the Battell of Otterburn.
At Otterburn began this spume
Uppon a Monnyn day: iro
Ther was the dougghte Doglas slean,
The Perse never went away.
Ther was never a tym on the March-partes Sen the Doglas and the Perse met,
But yt was marvele, and the rede blude ronne not, i'«
As the reane doys in the stret.
Jhesue Christ our ballys bete,
And to the blys us brynge! Thus was the Hountynge of the Chivyat:
God send us all good endyng! iso
a battle was fought at this place between the Percys and Archibald, Earl of Douglas, in which the Scots were totally routed," and Douglas taken prisoner. 170. Nonnyn.