Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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LORD DERWENTWATER.                  165
fragments of a third in Notes and Queries, vol. xii. p. 492. Two spurious ballads on the death of Lord Derwentwater have been sometimes received as genu­ine: one by Allan Cunningham, first published in Cromek's Nithsdale and Galloway Song, p. 129, an­other (Lord Derwentwater''s Goodnight) by Surtees, printed in Hogg's Jacobite Relics, ii. 31. Still another modern imitation is Young Ratcliffe, in Sheldon's Minstrelsy of the English Border, p. 401.
There is a ballad on the disgraceful capitulation of Preston in Hogg's Jacobite Relics, ii. 102, also, Nor­thumberland Garland, p. 85, beginning "Mackintosh was a soldier brave."
Our King has wrote a long letter,
And sealed it ower with gold ; He sent it to my lord Dunwaters,
To read it if he could.
He has not sent it with a boy,                                      s
Nor with any Scots lord; But he's sent it with the noblest knight
E'er Scotland could afford.
The very first line that my lord did read,
He gave a smirkling smile ;                                    ic
Before he had the half of it read, The tears from his eyes did fall.
" Come saddle to me my horse," he said, " Come saddle to me with speed;