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The scalbart wes of purpure poleist new,
With perle and stone of mony diuerss hew
As protectour of halie kirk to be,
For all his tyme gaif him auctoritie. 44,445
That samin ^eir decreittit wes and done
In ane counsall, that Setterda fra none
Suld halie be fra all laubour and werk,
Alsueill of secularis as of preist or clerk.
To fortifie the pepill in sic thing, 44,450
On Setterday at tuelf houris suld ring
[At] nune, and halie baith in kirk and queir,
In audience that euerie man micht heir.
Into this tyme, or thair about neirhand,
This king Williame is passit in Ingland; 44,455
Befoir king Johnne, but ony lat or baid,
In Lundoun toun obedience thair than maid
For Cumberland, and alss Northumberland,
The quhilk king Williame had than in his hand,
His band and faith agane for to renew. 44,450
This ilk king Johnne of quhome befoir I schew,
Quhilk wes so full of pryde and arrogance,
That samin tyme proponit to pas in France,
Agane Phillip quhilk wes his mortall fo;
With him that tyme desyrit for till go, 44,455
This ilk king Williame in his cumpany.
The quhilk king Williame schortlie did deny
Into that tyme for other bost or schoir,
For-quhy, he said, to king Phillip befoir
He maid promit, the quhilk he wald nocht lane, 44,470
To tak his part, and he siclike agane
To byde with him bayth into weill and wo;
Thairfoir with him that tyme he wald nocht go.
Quhen this wes done as ^e haif hard me sa,
He tuke his leif and syne come home awa. 44,475
Sone efter sync, for malice of that thing,
This ilk king Johne of Ingland that wes king,
With greit power ouir all Northumberland
And Cumbria evin at thair awin will, 44,4S0
That samin tyme fra Scotland come thame till.
That all the spul^e that wes tane befoir,
So furius ouir all part wes that frost,
The thing of all me[n] thocht wes than most nys,
Anis on the da with greit rumour and reird,
1 In MS. and all.
Vpone king Williame seikand occasioun 44,510
Of weir and battell maid perswasioun,
No be no way wald gif consent thairtilL1
With all his power sped him on richt sone 44,525
Agane king Williame with ane greit armie,
Rayit in feild evin reddie for till June,
Quhilk causit thame to bald thair hand and ho
I In MS. thairto.
Into the tyme, and new trewis to tak.
Syne set ane tryst thair concord for to mak,
With baith thair handis subscriuit and indost;
In that beleif ilk king skaillit his ost. 44,545
How Peax Was Taikin Betuix Thir Tua Kingis,
AND OF GREIT MARIAGE TO BE MAID BETUIX
This beand done togidder baith ar gone Lib.i3,f.2oc.
To Eborac with lordis mony one,
And thair agane tha did the peax renew,
First of befoir as I first to ^ow schew.
And to conferme all in effect to stand, 44,550
This gude Williame, that king wes of Scotland,
Tua dochteris had, richt fair and of gude fame;
Margaret the eldest callit wes to name,
And Issobell the ^oungest hecht also.
This ilk king Johnne that tyme had sonis tuo, 44,555
Henrie hecht ane, quhilk wes the eldest bruther,
Richart to name as callit wes the vther.
Deuysit wes in that counsall and sped,
Thir tua brether thir tua sisteris suld wed,
To that effect, for moir affinitie, 44,500
Betuix thame tua moir peax and rest suld be.
King "Williame als thairof him to releif,
In mariage with his dochteris suld geif
Ane sowme of gold quhairof tha did accord,
Quhilk is nocht neidful now for to remord. 44,555
Becaus tha war than of so tender age,
And wnlauchtfull to tak in mariage,
This Iring- Williame was obleist to fulfill
That band he maid, and gaif pledgis thairtill.
Accordit »ls wes in that conventioun, 44,570
The New Castell king Williame gart cast doun,
At sic ane poynt it suld ay still reman e,
In tyme to cum vnbiggit vp agane.
In that counsall withoutin ony demand,
All Cumbria and als Northumberland, 44,575
This king Williame as he wes wont to haif,
Wnto his sone ^oung Alexander gaif:
Quhilk to king Johne, as vse wes than to be,
For tha landis obediens maid he.
How Ane Man Of Gude Had Ane Dochter
Ane man of gude into tha samin dais, 44,5S0
Neir Eborac, as that my author sais,
Ane dochter had quhilk suld haif bene his air,
In hir bodie deformit ouir all quhair;
Baith in hir ene and in hir handis also,
With toung or feit micht nother speik nor go. 44,5S5
Wes no chirurgeane of his craft so slie,
Na medicine that micht mak hir supple,
Suppois richt mony tuik hir wnder cuir,
Of hir seiknes the1 caus wes so obscuir.
This ilk king Williame to that place ^eid he, 44,590
Quhair that scho wes that farlie for to se;
Quhen scho wes brocht and presentit in his sicht,
Befoir the face of mony gudUe wicht,
Vnto the hevin he held vp bayth his handis,
Beseikand God to louss hir of tha Landis. 44,595
1 In MS. Acs.