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Him till obey intill all kynd of thing,
And hald of him as of thair prince and king.
Quhen. this wes done as ^e haif hard me say, 49,535
He tuik his leif and passit hame his wa
Into Ingland, quhair that he did remane.
Now to the Bruce heir will I turne agane.
Johnne the Cuming, of quhome befoir I spak,
Sum vassalage thocht that he wald wndertak 49,540
To pleis his prince, this Edward new maid king,
So greit desyr he had into that thing.
And for that caus with greit power and mycht
Of Inglismen all into armour brycht,
And Scottismen into greit number als, 49,545
Rebellaris war and to thair awin king fals,
He tuke the feild king Robert till persew.
This king Robert richt weill that sic thing knew,
Quhilk in his bed richt evill asposit la,
iit neuirtheles he wald nocht be awa, 49,550
Suppois that tyme rycht seik and sair wes he, Col. 2.
With all the power that he doucht to be,
Of bernis bald all into armour bricht,
Agane the Cuming to defend his richt.
Amang his men ane da airlie at morne, 49,555
On ane hors littor to the feild wes borne,
Quhill that he come into the Cumingis sycht,
With baneris braid displeyit vpoun hicht,
And mony pensall panetit wes full proude,
With schalmis schill and hornis blawand loude, 49,550
In gude ordour all into armour bricht,
Quhilk for to se than wes ane plesand sicht.
That so greit curage, thocht tha war rycht few,
And hardiment into the tyme tha schew
Haiffand sic power and sic multitude;
Of thair curage, and of thair ordour gude,
Seand of him so litill aw tha stude, 49,570
Throw sic terrour abasit wes and dred,
Syne left the feild and out of ordour fled.
Than king Robert gart follow on the chace,
And vp and doun in mony sindrie place,
Into that tyme out of nummer wntald 49,575
Baith tuke and slew alss mony as tha wald.
This victorie [wes] that ^e heir me mene,
Into ane place ten myle fra Abirdene.
Sone efter syne as that my author tald,
Ane greit captane, that callit wes Donald, 49,5S0
Duelt in the Ylis, come with mony Scott
And Inglismen togidder in ane knott,
That gatherit wes for king Edwardis behuif,
With new battell king Robert for to pruif.
Edward the Bruce abillest of ony vther, 49,5S5
To king Robert quhilk wes germane bruther,
With greit power be king Robert wes send
Agane Donald his querrell to defend.
At Deir water quhair that the feild wes set,
In plane battell togidder thair tha met, 40,590
With mony dynt that deidlie wes and dour;
Vnto the space than of ane large hour,
Into greit dout the victorie did stand,
Quhill at the last ane knicht, [wes] hecht Roland,
Quhair that he faucht richt pertlie on the plane, 49,595
With mony feir into the feild wes slane;
Quhilk causit Donald and his men to fle,
Sum to the mos and sum to montanis hie,
And he him self, siclike with mony ane,
That samin tyme into the chace wes tane, 49,500
And as ane tratour to king Robert led,
Quhairof the fame ouir all Scotland it spred.
Quhilk causit mony in to sindrie place,
Sic fauour haif to his hienes and grace,
Quhilk feid and malice bad at him befoir, 49,505
Than war content his kyndnes to imploir,
And him obey ay as thair prince and king,
And tak his part into all kynd of thing:
So euirilk da his power did incres,
This gude king Robert in that saruin quhile,
He tuke plane part, as that my author sais.
Departit hes out of this present lyfe.
Of Scottismen ane richt greit multitude,
Or zit to Scotland lytill skaith or lak,
la thair cuining or passage hame abak.
Sone efter syne thair hapnit for to be
Ouir all Scotland so greit penuritie, 49,540
That meit and drink and all thing wes so deir,
For-quhy befoir the space of neir tua ^eir,
The grund la waist wnlauborit for the wair;
Baith scheip and nolt, gait and all vther gair,
Out of Scotland war drevin awa and reft, 49,545
And of thair brok richt litill than wes left.
Bayth fische and flesche, and all thing wes so
That men behuifit for hungar and want
And for this caus as I haif said ^ow heir,
Of quheit and ry, of beir and als of wyne,
And tuyss in Ingland with greit power raid,
And all the spul^e brocht in Scotland syne.