Satirical Poems of the Time of the Reformation Volume 18

Satirical Poems of the Time of the Reformation Volume 18

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...The emendation is not a happy one. It would have been much better to repeat moir from the preceding line. 37. Coulpit, i.q. coupit=bartered, sold First by Armstrong to the Regent Murray, and afterwards to Queen Elizabeth by Morton and his kinsman William Douglas of Lochleven. See introductory remarks to Poem xxxiv. and note to 1. 16 of Poem xxxv. 39. Tl1at gat greitgaine, &c. Northumberland had been robbed by Armstrong of every article of value he was known to have with him or about him. Richard Bannatyne, in his ' Memoriales, ' says that Armstrong and his companions "got his gold, hisjewelis, and his wyves jewelis, estemed to a grit sowme." In the ballad, 'Northumberland betrayed by Douglas' (Percy, ' Reliques, ' 1st Sen, Bk. iii. p. 4), the Earl is represented as giving his ring--the last of his possessions--as a parting token to Mary Douglas--"He writhe a gold ring from his finger. And gave itt to that gay ladie; Sayes, It was all that I cold save, In Harley woods where I cold bee."--L1. 157-160. In another stanza, in which he bewails the treachery of Armstrong, a Scot "much bound to him," he says--"A false Hector hath my horse, Who dealt with mee so treacherouslie: A false Armstrong hath my spurres, And all the geere belongs to mee."--L1. 217-220. It is not likely that Northumberland had much left; but, doubtless, whatever he had would speedily become the property of his avaricious keeper. 40. Syne sauld him to the skambillis lyik ane scheip. See Poem xxxv. 1. 16, note. Skambilles=shambles. A.S. scamel. 49. 3=yea. 53. Richard. The allusion here is to an extraordinary story current in Scotland regarding Richard II., who was generally believed to have been murdered or starved to death in the...show more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864832
  • 9781236864833