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3. The[n] the Persë owt off Banborowe

cam, with him a myghtee meany," With fifteen hondrith archares bold

off blood and bone; the wear chosen owt of shyars

10. At the laste a squyar off Northom

berlonde
lokyde at his hand full ny;
He was war a the doughetie Doglas

commynge,
with him a myghttë meany.

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field
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game
10 quartering

17 truly

groves darted

“Be my troth,” sayd the doughetě

Dogglas agayn, "therfor the ton of us shall des this

day.”

18. Then sayd the doughtë Doglas

unto the lord Persë: “To kyll alle thes giltles men,

alas, it wear great pittë!

19. “But, Persë, thowe art a lord of

lande, I am a yerle callyd within my

contrë; Let all our men uppone a parti

stande, and do the battell off the and of

me.

20. "Nowe Cristes cors on his crowne,"

sayd the lord Persë,
“who-so-ever ther-to says nay!
Be my troth, doughttë Doglas," he

says,
"thow shalt never se that day.

21. "Netharin Ynglonde, Skottlonde,

nar France, nor for no man of a woman born, But, and fortune be my chance,

I dar met him, on man for on.” 5

22. Then bespayke' a squyar off North

ombarlonde, Richard Wytharyngton was his

nam; “It shall never be told in Sothe

Ynglonde," he says, "To Kyng Herry the Fourth for

sham.

23. “I wat youe byn great lordës twaw,

I am a poor squyar of lande;
I wylle never se my captayne fyght

on a fylde,

of us shall die

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11. Both with spear, bylle, and brande,

yt was a myghtti sight to se;
Hardyar men, both off hart nor

hande,
wear not in Cristiantë.

12. The wear twenti hondrith spear-men

good,
withoute any feale;
The wear borne along be the watter

a Twyde,
yth bowndës of Tividale.

13. "Leave of the brytlyng of the dear,"

he sayd,
"and to your boys 1 lock ye tayk

good hede;
For never sithe ye wear on your

mothars borne
had ye never so mickle nede."

14. The dougheti Dogglas on a stede,

he rode alle his men beforne;
His armor glytteryde as dyd a glede;

a boldar barne was never born.

” he says,

15. "Tell me whos men ye ar,

“or whos men that ye be:
Who gave youe leave to hunte in this

Chyviat chays,
in the spyt of myn and of me.”

16. The first mane that ever him an

answear mayd,
yt was the good lord Persë:
"We wyll not tell the whoys men we

ar,” he says,
“nor whos men that we be;
But we wyll hounte hear in this

chays,
in the spyte of thyne and of the.

17. "The fattiste hartës in all Chyviat

we have kyld, and cast ? to carry

them away."

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arrowe be,

hastely, and pulde owt brandes 4 that wer

forthe off a myghttë wane;
brighte;

Hit hathe strekene the yerle Duglas
It was a hevy syght to se

in at the brest-bane.
bryght swordes on basnites 5 lyght.

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spurted they struck down

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50. Of fifteen hondrith archars of

Ynglonde went away but seventi and thre; Of twenti hondrith spear-men of

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a large cloth-yard and mare:

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Skotlonde,
but even five and fifti.

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