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82 THE RISING IN THE NORTH.
Through halls and towers the king they ledd, Through towers and castles that were nye,
Through an arbor into an orchard,
There on a peare-tree hanged him hye. eo
When the governor of Scotland heard How that the worthye king was slaine,
He persued the queen so bitterlye,
That in Scotland shee dare not remaine.
But shee is fledd into merry England, as
And here her residence hath taine,
And through the Queene of Englands grace, In England now shee doth remaine.
THE RISING IN THE NORTH.
Percy's Beliques, i. 286.
The subject of this ballad is the insurrection of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland, in the twelfth year of Queen Elizabeth, 1569.
These two noblemen were the leaders of the Catholic party in the North of England, and interested themselves warmly in various projects to restore Mary