The Ballads of Scotland

The Ballads of Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...Until we cam' to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did lie. And when we cam' to the inner prison, Where Willie o' Kinmont he did lie--"0 sleep ye, wake ye, Kinmont Willie, Upon the morn that thou's to die 1" "0I sleep saft, and I wake aft, It's lang since sleeping was fley'd frae me! Gie my service back to my wife and bairns, And a' gude fellows that speer for me." Then Red Rowan has hent him up, The starkest man in Teviot-dale--"Abide, abide now, Red Rowan, Till o' Lord Scroop I take fareweel. "Fareweel, fareweel, my gude Lord Scroop! My gude Lord Scroop, fareweel!" he cried; "I'll pay ye for my lodging maill, When neist we meet on the Border side!" Then shoulder high, wi' shout and cry, We bore him down the ladder lang, At every stride Red Rowan made, I wot the Kinmont's aims play'd clang! "0 mony a time," quo' Kinmont Willie, "I've ridden a horse baith wild and wud, But a rougher beast than Red Rowan, I ween my legs have ne'er bestrode! "And mony a time," quo' Kinmont Willie, "I've pricked a horse out ower the furs; But sin' the day I backed a steed, I never wore sic cumbrous spurs!" We scarce had won the Staneshaw-bank, When a' the Carlisle bells were rung, And a thousand men, in horse and foot, Cam' wi' the keep Lord Scroop along. Buccleuch has turned to Eden water, Even where it flowed frae bank to brim, And he has plunged in wi' a' his band, And safely swam them through the stream. He turned him on the further side, And at Lord Scroop his glove flung he--"An' ye like na my visit in merry England, In fair Scotland come visit me!" All sore astonished stood Lord Scroop, He stood as still as rock of stane; He scarcely dared to trew his eyes, When...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503678
  • 9781236503671