Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript; Ballads and Romances Volume 2

Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript; Ballads and Romances Volume 2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Hereford here, a traytour to our Noble Kinge, 40 as time shall show itt clere." the Duke of Herefford hearing that, in mind was greeved much, & did return o this answer matt, 4 which did Duke Norfolke tuche; "the terme of Traytor, trothelesse Duke, in scorne & deepe disdaine, with matt deffyanco to thy face 1 48 I doe returne againe! "& therfore, if it please yowr grace to grant me grace," quoth hee, "to combatt with my knowen ffoe 52 that hath accused mee, "I doe not doubt but plainlye proue, tJiat like a periured knight hee hath most falslye sought my shame 56 against all truth & right." the King did grant their iust request, & did therto agree, att Couentry in August next 60 this combatt fought shold bee. the Dukes in barbed steeds full stout, in coates of Steele most bright, with speares in brest did enter list, 64 the combatt feirce to flight. There is a stroke between the c and e in the MS.--F. the "King then cast his warder downe, commanding them to stay; fc with his Lords some councell tooke to stint that Mortall ffraye. att Ienght vnto the Noble Dukes the Kitty of Heralds came, & vnto them with loftye speech this sentence did proclaime: "with Henery Biillenbrooke this day, the Duke of Hereford here, & Thomas Mawbray, Norfolkes Duke, soe valyant did apeare, "& hauo in honourable sorte repayred to this place, our noble Kitty for specyall cause hath altered thus the case: "ffirst, Henery Duke of Hereford, Ere 15 dayes were past shall part this realme, on payne of death, while 10 yeeres space doth last. "& Thomas, duke of Norfolke, thou that hast begun this striffe, --& therfore noe good proue can bring, I say, --for terme of liffe, "by...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559339
  • 9781236559333