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Syne on hir brow, withoutin ony baid,
The croce of Christ thair with his hand he maid,
Beteichand hir to him that bocht ws deir;
And with that word scho rais vp haill and feir
Vpoun hir feit withoutin ony moir, 44,eoo
As scho had aillit neuir ill befoir.
The pepill all that standand thair wer by,
Quhen that tha saw sa sone and suddantly Col. 2.
That ^oung virgin restorit to hir heill,
Richt weill tha knew God wald nocht lat 44,605
Sic halines into that king wnknawin,
The quhilk to ressone wes so consonant.
Of Lesmorens the bischop in Argyle,
Off Ane Greit Spait And Tempest Of Weit
Off Bartha toun quhilk in that samin da 44,020
At Amond mouth stude on the water of Ta,
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Schort quhile befoir into the samin ^eir,
Sic thing wes done as I haif said ^ow heir, 44,825
Vpoun ane nycht quhen it wes mirk and lait,
Out of the hillis thair come sic ane spait,
With Bo greit force als fast as it mycht flow;
Quhilk causit hes the tua fluidis to grow,
Amond and Tay, into sic quantitie, 44,030
That throw the greit impetuositie
Of tha fluidis it brak the wallis doun,
Syne with greit force it enterit in the toun.
Quha had bene thair into the tyme to heir
The aufull schout, the greit noyis and beif, 44,835
Quhen that the flude, with sic ane biddeous sound,
Richt mony ludging law buir to the ground;
And mony one into the streit that stude,
Disconfeist war and drownit in the flude;
And mony one into thair bed that la, 44,8-1O
With that same flude war borne quyt awa,
Or euir tha wist, or walknit of thair dremej
Nakit and bair lay fleittand in the streme.
The samin tyme now that ^e heir me mene,
Gude Amengard, to Williame that wes queue, 44,545
Remanand wes within the samin toun,
Quhen hapnit all this haistie confusiouri.
Hir awin self, withoutin ony leis,
With greit perrell wmschewit fra that preis;
Hir ^oung sone Johnne in his creddill that lay, 44,550
With his nureis, war borne baith till Tay;
And tuentie also of hir houshald men,
And of hir madyniiis other nyne or ten,
And mony vther worthie nobill wicht,
All into Tay wer dround that samin nicht. 44,555
Of this mater heir will I mute no moir.
This king Williame, of quhome I spak befoir,
Sone efter this, as ^e sail wnderstand,
That he come hame now laitlie fra Ingland,
How The Toun Of Sanct Johnistoun Callit
This nobill king tuke purpois to remane,
Quhill that he gart reforme the toun agane.
Syne when he knew in sic perrell it stude,
On euerie syde of greit watter and flude,
Changit his mynd within ane litill space, 44,070
Translaittand it intill ane vther place
Doun vpoun Tay into the samin quhile,
Out of that steid the space neir of tua myle.
Syne foundit thair of greit honour and fame
Ane nobill toun, callit Perth toun to name, 44,575
Efter the name than of ane nobill man,
Callit Perthus, quhilk wes the first began,
Of frie motiue without compulsioun,
Landis or rent for to gif to that toun.
The toun of Perth ^it to the name is cald, 44,5S0
With derogatioun to the name of aid;
The quhilk befoir that callit wes Bartha,
Sanct Johnistouu is callit now this da.
This king Williame that foundit hes and feft
This nobill toun, that tyme or he it left, 44,5S5
Greit priuiledge and fredome to it gawe,
That neidfull war to ony toun to haue,
Into the eiking of thair increment,
Possessand it with landis and greit rent.
This thing wes done as I haif said ^ow heir, 44,5»o
The Waillis all, as my author did sa,
Quhair that he sparit nother man no wyfe,
Tha vincust him, fechtand vpoun ane plane,
And hed nocht bene he wes the soner sped
Richt haistelie he gart stryke of his heid, 44,725
Syne on ane staik gart set it vp full hie,
How King Johnne Of Ingland Spul^eit The
KIRK, AND TUIK ALL IN HIS AWUf HAND,
Neirby the tyme that all this thing wes done, 44,730
The king of Ingland, that callit wes Johne,
Richt wranguslie begouth than for to work
With greit oppressioun vpoun halie kirk.
This wes the thing that he did at thame crane,
Of all thair rent the tent part for to haif; 44,735
Quhilk schortlie all tha did ilkone deny.
Of Canterberrie for the samin quhy,
The nobill bischop, callit Stevin to name,
He baneist him but ony vther blame.
The monkis all, and priour to also, 44,740
All sindrie gaittis maid thame for till go,
With pouertie to leif that tyme richt puir,
And of thair rentis tuke the gyde and cuir.
Bayth of thair kiVklq also and of thair land,
The fructis all he tuke in his awin hand 44,745
Till his awin vse, withoutin ony caus,
As he lykit for to alledge the lawis.
Of Sistersens siclike ane fair abba,
That samin tyme, as my author did sa,
Becauss tha monkis wald nocht gif him till 44,750
Tua thousand pund at1 his plesour and will,
He gart thame all within ane litill space,
Excludit be ilkane out of thair place,
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