Chevy Chase (Google eBook)

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813 - Otterburn, Battle of, 1388, in literature - 108 pages
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Page 99 - The hunting of that day. The stout Earl of Northumberland A vow to God did make, His pleasure in the Scottish woods Three summer days to take; The chiefest harts in Chevy-Chase To kill and bear away.
Page 94 - To have savyde thy lyffe I wolde have pertyde with My landes for years thre, For a better man, of hart nare of hande, Was not in all the north centre.
Page 100 - Did to the woods resort, With fifteen hundred bowmen bold, All chosen men of might, Who knew full well, in time of need, To aim their shafts aright.
Page 93 - I tolde it the beforne, That I wolde never yeldyde be To no man of a woman born.
Page 108 - God be with him, said our king, Sith it will noe better bee ; I trust I have, within my realme, Five hundred as good as hee...
Page 106 - Against Sir Hugh Montgomery *So right the shaft he set, The gray goose wing that was thereon In his heart's blood was wet. This fight did last from break of day Till setting of the sun ; For when they rung the evening-bell, The battle scarce was done.
Page 107 - I have not any captain more Of such account as he." Like tidings to King Henry came Within as short a space, That Percy of Northumberland Was slain in Chevy-Chase: "Now God be with him...
Page 82 - ... me ; and I will most willingly do all that you command me with the utmost loyalty .in my power ; never doubt it, however I may feel myself unworthy of such a high distinction.
Page 98 - Over castill, towar, and town. This was the hontynge off the Cheviat ; That tear begane this spurn : Old men that knowen the grownde well yenoughe, Call it the Battell of Otterburn.
Page 81 - My dear friend, Lord James Douglas, you know that I have had much to do, and have suffered many troubles, during life, to support the rights of my crown. At the time that I was most occupied, I made a vow, the non-accomplishment of which gives me much uneasiness : I vowed that, if I could finish my wars in such a manner that I might have quiet to govern peaceably, I would go and make war against the enemies of our Lord Jesus Christ and the adversaries of the Christian faith. To this point my heart...

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