|Visit Us On FB
210 THE BATTLE OE COKICHIE.
And half-a-crown a-day to Peter's son, And that was for a shot so gay, Which bravely brought Sir Andrew down.
" Horsely, I will make thee a knight,
And in Yorkshire thou shalt dwell: 2»>
Lord Howard shall Earl Bury hight,
For this act he deserveth well. Ninety pound to our Englishmen,
Who in this fight did stoutly stand; And twelve-pence a-day to the Scots, till they sh
Come to my brother king's high land."
THE BATTLE OF CORICHIE ON THE HILL OF FAIR, FOUGHT OCT. 28, 1562.
From Evans's Old Ballads, iii. 132.
The favor shown by Queen Mary to her brother Lord James Stuart, on her first coming to Scotland, excited a violent jealousy in Gordon, Earl of Huntly, who, as a Catholic, and the head of a loyal and powerful family in the North, expected no slight distinction from his sovereign. This jealousy broke out into open hostility when the Queen, in 1562, conferred on her brother the earldom of Murray, the honors and revenues of which had been enjoyed by Huntly since 1548. Mary was at this time on a progress in the northern part of her kingdom, attended by the new earl and a small escort. Huntly collected his