Bannatyne Manuscript, Compiled by G. Bannatyne. 4 Vols. [In 11 PT.]

Bannatyne Manuscript, Compiled by G. Bannatyne. 4 Vols. [In 11 PT.]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... To tell the king the caifs was his entent. Schir, quod the Tod, bid still vpoun the bent, And fra your browis wesche away the blude, 230 And tak a drink, for it will do yow gude. To fech water this fraudfull Fox furth fure, Sidlingis a bank he socht vnto a sike; Off caise he metis, cumand fra the mure, A trip of Lambis danfand on a dike. 235 This traytour Tod, this tyran and this tike, The fatteft of the flok he fellit has, And ete his fill, fyne to the Wolf he gais. Thay drank but tary, and thare journay takis Befoir the king, fyne knelit on thare knee. 240 Quhare is the Mere, fchir Tod, was contumax? Than Lourance faid, My lord spere nocht at me; This new maid doctour of diuinitee, With his rede cap, can tell yow wele yneuch. With that the Lyon and the lave thaj leuch. 245 Tell on the caise, fchir Lourence, lat ws here. This witty Wolf, this noble clerk of aige, On your behalf he bad the Mere compere; And fcho allegit till a preuilege, Cum nere and fe, and ye fall have your vage; 250 Because he red hir respit plane and wele, Yone rede bannete fcho raucht him with hir hele. The Lyoun faid, Be yone rede cap I ken This tale is trew, quha tent vnto it takis; The grettest clerkis ar nocht the wyffest men; 255 A mannis hurt ane other happy makis. As thaj ware carpand chufgatis in knakis, And all the court in garray and in gam, Sa com the Yow, the moder of the Lam. Before the iustice doun on knees fell, 260 Put furth hir playnt on this wise wofullye; This harlot here, this hurfoun hund of hell, He werryit hes my Lam full doggitlye, Within a myle, incontrare of your cry. For Goddis lufe, my lord, gif me the lawe 265 Off this lymmar. With that Lourence lete drawe. Bide, quod the Lyon, lemmar, lat ws fe Foi.3i7.a. Giff this be fuyth the fely Yow...
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789652
  • 9781236789655