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And Itately slept he weit, years

Full seventy teins he now had fene, Wi' Searce with threats seven years of rest. id He livlf when Britons breach of faith

Wrought Scotland de wae :

his sword tauld to their cost,
He was their desdly fae. al

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High Hie on a bill his castle Anderstand stood
Ines With botts and tawis a bicht,

And guilty chambers fair to se, soodly
Where Dohaid he lodgit mony a knight.

His dame sae perless anes and fair,

For chał and breating doiste deemid,

Nae marrow had in all the land,
Save Stif Elenor the quene.

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Full thirtefñ fons to him fetal

fetel bare,
All men of valour fout;
In Kluisbyfactory with sword in hand

Ntne left their lives bat doubt :
Four yt remain, lang inay they live yet

To stand by liege and land; tigh Hie was their fame

, Arie was their fhicht

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And have was their command.
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Their filter saft and deity Dear,
Her girdle Shawd her midle gimp, da

And gowden glift her hair.
What waeffu’wae her beating bred?
Waefbuto kung and auld,

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Waefflu'I trow to kyth and ken,
As story ever tauld.

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The king of Norse in summer tyde,
Puff up with

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Landed in fair

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With mony a hardy Knicht.
The tydings to our gudd Scots king good

Came, as he sat at dine,
With noble chiefs in reif aray,

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Drinking the Mindoroid wine. Moodigad

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ANCIENT POEMS.

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Go little page, tell Hardyknute,

That lives on hill / hie,
To draw his sword, the dred of faes,

And haste and follow me.
The little page flew swift as dart

Flung by his masters arm,
“ Came down, cam down, lord Hardyknute,

And rid.pour king fao) harm.”
Then reiel rebel grew his dark-brown cheks,

Sae did his dark brown brow;
His lagks grew keng, as they were wont

Looks keen
In dangers great to do ;

talen And gien five founds fae hill,

giren shill
That trefs in greig wood fetelep thereat, shook
Sae loud rang the hill. peam

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His fons in manly sport and gffe

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Had past that summers morn,
Quhen low down in a graffy dale,

They heard their father's horn.
quo?! That horn, Awol they, nefis founds in peace,

the haiother sport to bjde.

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“ Late late the feftreme I weak in peace

To end my lengthned life,
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My age nicht well excuse my arm

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Frae manly feats of ftrife;
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But now that Norse dois proudly boaft

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Fair Scotland to inthrall,
It's

Its ner be said of Hardyknute,
He featd to Acht or fall.

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“ Robin of Rothsay, bend thy bow,
shoot Thy arrows Lamente fae left

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a comely countenance
que They tell turnd to degdly pale.
you Brade Thomas tak 14 but four lance, 85

Hy nega nae weapons mair,
Gif-se fieht wi' it asam did anes

If you fight
Gaint Weftmogland forfs heir fierce
Ang Malcom tight of kite as ftag

light Hoot
That runs in forest wild,
Get me my
thousands

thrje of men
Well bred to sword and field :
Bring me my horse and harnifine

My blade of mettal cleir.
If faes(kend butįthe hand it bare,

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They Anne had Aed for feir.
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