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" They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear ; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand in sic a stear! Wi' coulters, and wi' forehammers, We garr'd the bars bang merrilie, Until we came to the inner prison, Where... "
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The Best English and Scottish Ballads

Ballads, English - 1911 - 375 pages
...to the castle ha'. 33. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand in sic a stear! 34. Wi' coulters, and wi' forehammers, We gar'd the bars bang merrilie, Until we came to the inner...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 1

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1912
...wan to the castle ha'. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear ; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand...wi' fore-hammers, We garr'd the bars bang merrilie, Untill we cam to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did lie. And when we cam to the lower...
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Poems of patriotism, history and legend

Poetry - 1912
...wan to the castle ha'. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand...sic a stear! Wi' coulters, and wi' forehammers, We garred the bars bang merrilie, Until we came to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did lie....
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A Book of Old Ballads

Cora Morton - Ballads, English - 1917 - 168 pages
...the castle-ha'. 33. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear; 130 It was but twenty Scots and ten That put a thousand in sic a stear! 34. Wi' coulters and wi' forehammers, We gard the bars bang merrilie, Until we came to the inner prison,...
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Old English Ballads and Folk Songs

William Dallam Armes - Ballads, English - 1918 - 222 pages
...to the castle ha'. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear; i3o It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand...sic a stear ! Wi' coulters, and wi' forehammers, We gar'd the bars bang merrilie, Until we cam' to the inner prison, 135 And when we cam' to the lower...
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Ballads and Ballad Poetry

Edward Everett Hale - 1921
...to the castle hall. They thought King James and all his men Had won the house with bow and spear ; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand in such a stir. With coulters and with forehammers, We garred the bars bang merrily, Until we came to...
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Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

William Allan Neilson, Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster - English poetry - 1916 - 442 pages
...to the castel-hs. 33 They thought King James and a' his men 119 Had won the house wi bow and speir: It was but twenty Scots and ten That put a thousand in sic a stear ! 4 1 Rough. 1 in high flood. < cansed us to. 4 stir34 Wi coulters6 and wi forehammers, We garrd the...
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Complete Poems of Andrew Lang: The Essential Library

Peter-Eric Philipp, Andrew Lang - Poetry - 2000 - 440 pages
...we wan to the castel-ha. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi bow and speir; It was but twenty Scots and ten That put a thousand in sic a stear! And when we came to the lower prison, Where Willie o Kinmont he did lie, "O sleep ye, wake ye, Kinmont...
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Border Ballads: A Selection

James Reed - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 200 pages
...won to the castle ha'. They thought King James and a' his men Had won the house wi' bow and spear; It was but twenty Scots and ten, That put a thousand...sic a stear! Wi' coulters and wi' fore-hammers. We garred the bars bang merrily, Until we cam to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did He....
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering

Andrew Lang - 1892
...away in the distance. CHAPTER XIX. Wi' milkers and wi' forehammera We garr"d the bars bang merrily, Until we came to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did He. Old Border Ballad. WE return to Portanferry, and to Bertram and his honest-hearted friend, whom...
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