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For all the men the Percye hade,
He could not gare me once to dyne.
He steped out at his pavillian dore,
To looke and it were lesse ;
For heare begyns no peace.
The earle of Mentaye*, thou art my eame,
The fowarde I geve to thee :
He shall with thee bee.
The lord of Bowghan 't in armor brighte
One the other hande he shall be:
They two fall be with me.
Swintone faire feelde uppon your pride
To battelle make you bowen :
Sir John of Agurstone.
The Percy came before his ofte,
Which was ever a gentle knighte,
I wille hould that I have highte :
For thowe hafte brente Northomberlande,
And done me greate envye ;
The carl of Menteith. + Tke lord Euchan, V. 113. 125. Pearcy. Ms. V. 116. I will bald to what I bave promijed.
For this trespas thou haste me done,
The tone of us shall dye.
The Dowglas answered him againe
worde And sayd, I have twenty against thy one,
Beholde and thou mayeste see.
With that the Percy was greeved fore,
For fothe as I you say:
Did helpe him well that daye.
But nine thousand thear was no more,
The Chronicles will not leane; Forty thousand of Scots and fowere
That daye foughte them againę.
Uppon St. Andrewe loud cane they crye,
And Chrifte chey shout on heighte,
As I have tould you righte.
St. George the brighte our Ladye's knighte
To name they * weare full fayne,
And Chrifte they shoute againe.
V. 122. highe. MS. 1. 135. marked then one. MS. * 1. e. the English.
With that charpe arrowes gabe up to fly,
I tell you in fertayne;
Many a doughty man was flayne.
The Percye and the Douglas mette,
145 That ether of other was faine ; The swapped together, whille that they (watte,
With swoards of ffyne Collayne;
Tyll the bloode from the bassonets range,
As the rocke doth in the rayne.
Or else thowe shalte be flayne :
For I fee, by thy brighte bassonete,
Thou art some mane of mighte;
Thou arte an earle, or else a knighte*.
By my good faithe, said the noble Percye,
Now haste thou rede full righte,
Whille I maye stonde and fighte.
They swopede together, whille that tkey swette,
| v. 144. was theare Naine. MS. V. 147. fchapped. MS.
* Eeing alin armouy be could nit know bim.
Eiche one other so faste they beete,
Tyll their helmets came in pieces dowce.
The Percye was a mane of strengthe,
I tell you in this stownde,
That he felle to the grounde.
The swoard was sharpe and soare can byte,
I tell you in certáyne ;
Thus was the Dowglas Nayne.
The stonderes stood fill one elke syde
With many a greevous grone;
And many a doughtie man was flone.'
Ther was no ffreke, that wold Aye,
But styfly in stowre cane stand, Eyche hewinge on other whylle they might drye, With many a balfull brande.
Theare was flayne uppon the Scotes fyd,
For fouthe and fertenlye,
That daye that he could dye.
V. 163. i. e. Each on other. V. 176. Nayne. MS. V. 179. Eyche one hewinge. MS. V. 18c. bronde. Mø. Vi 184. i. é. He died
The earlle of Mentay he was flayne,
Grifly groned uppon the grounde ;
Sir John' of Agurftonne*
Sir Charles Murrey in that place
That never a foote wold flyez
With the Dowglas did he dye.
Theare was flayné upon the Scottifhe fyde,
For southe as I you saye,
Went but eighteene awaye.
Theare was Nain upon the Englife fyde,
For fouthe and fertenlye,
Yt was the more pittye. ·
Sir James Harbotle ther was flayne,
For him their barts weare soare,
• Lovelle' thear was slayne,
* Our old Minstrel repeats these names, as Homer and Virgil do sbose of their Heroes :
-fortemque Gyam, fortemque Cloanthum. &c. &c. The Orig. MS. reads here, “ Sir James,” but see above, ver. 112.
V. 193. Scotts. MS. but see v. 197. V. 203. Covelle. MS.For t be names in this page, see ikp Remarks at the end of this Ealiud.