Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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102                 NORTHUMBERLAND, ETC.
Jamye his hatt pulled over his browe, He thought his lord then was betray'd;
And he is to Erie Percy againe,
To tell him what the Douglas sayd.                 a>c
" Hold upp thy head, man," quoth his lord, " Nor therefore lett thy courage fayle ;
He did it but to prove thy heart, To see if he cold make it quail."
"When they had other fifty sayld,                                20s
Other fifty mile upon the sea, Lord Percy called to Douglas himselfe,
Sayd, " What wilt thou nowe doe with mee ? "
" Looke that your brydle be wight, my lord, And your horse goe swift as shipp att sea ; 210
Looke that your spurres be bright and sharpe, That you may pricke her while shee'll away."
" What needeth this, Douglas ? " he sayth;
" What needest thou to flyte with mee ? For I was counted a horseman good                         215
Before that ever I mett with thee.
" A false Hector hath my horse,
Who dealt with mee so treacherousue;
A false Armstrong hath my spurres,
And all the geere belongs to mee."                       220