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Collectit hes ane greit power of men.
The quhilk rycht sone quhen king Henrie did 45,245
He sped him hame rycht sone into the tyde;
Of peax or weir cum as it wald to hand; 45,250
Richt sone he enterit in Northumberland,
Syne in the toun and the castell also,
Of stone and lyme that stude so wonder strang.
1 In MS. Morhame.
Haiffand that tyme the power of Ingland, 45,310
Trewis till tak, to obliss, and mak band,
With solistatioun of thame and greit cuir,
Till king Henrie, and he siclike till do
The interdictioun of Scotland also,
Fra his power the kirkmen les and moir 45,340
Exceptit wes, for-quhy Gualo befoir
1 In MS. in '*• f * &» MS. wed.
Col. 2. And for this caus that I haif said tow heir,
He summond thame in Anwik to compeir. 45,345
And so tha did befoir him self richt sone,
To heir and se how all thing suld be done;
Befoir him thair quhen tha war all present,
This ilk Gualo declarit his intent,
Sayand, without tha maid him conditioun, 45,350
Ilk man till pa for his remissioun
To him ane sowme efter his facultie,
Tha suld for him all wnabsoluit be.
Into the tyme richt mony hes done so;
iit neuirtheles, of all the laif far mo 45,355
To his desyr wald nocht consent ane fit,
Sic symonye wnlefull till commit:
Sayand it wes expres agane the law
Of God and man, alss far as tha culd knaw,
Sic spirituall thing other to sell or by. 45,350
This ilk Gualo than for that samin quhy,
Era his handis that tha suld nocht sua chaip,
Thair absolutioun that tyme to the paip
Beferrit hes thair till absoluit be,
Or than at hame all in sic proces die, 45,355
Or than the sowme that he taxit thame so ;1
Cheis thame, he said, ane of thir thre till do.
Thir bischopis2 all, quhen tha hard him sa sua,
So stomatak at him ilkone war tha,
Or tha wald byde at his sentence and dome, 45,370
Tha chois erar for to pas to Home,
Fra that sentence thair for to be relaxt,
Agane the law or tha wald pa sic taxt.
And so tha did sone efter syne but fentie,
Onto the paip of Gualo did complente; 45,375
Schawand to him the haill fassoun in feir,
Ilk word be word as I haif said tow heir.
1 In MS. do. | «In MS. princes.
That samin tyme the Inglismen also,
The soir complaynt wes maid of this Gualo,
Befoir the paip than oppinlie hes1 tald, 48,3S0
With semony how he bayth bocht and sauld
Sic spirituall thing, wnlefull till be done.
Quhairfoir the paip, richt suddantlie and sone,
Out of Ingland this cardinall gart call
Befoir him self sittand in tribunall. 45,3S5
The justice sait that da him self had vsit,
Quhair this Gualo befoir him wes accusit
Be ane prelat of Scotland come to pleinte,
Befoir thame all war present in that sente,
Richt quyetlie his vices did rehers, 45,3S0
In sic ordour as I sail now rehers.
So he begouth, and leit him wnderstand,
Quhen this Gualo come first into Ingland,
With sic indult and so greit facultie,
Quhilk grantit wes be his auctoritie, 45,305
Into that tyme he execute all wrang,
For auerice that he had vsit lang;
Quhairin the first, the fais of king Johnne,
That secularis war, absoluit thame richt sone
War penitent and tuke pennance thairfoir,2 45,400
But ony money other les or moir:
The kirkmen all without tribut or taxt,
With him that tyme wes neuir ane relaxt.
The secund thing quhairof he him accusit,
Throw his ill counsall that king Henrie vsit, 45,405
He causit him to brek the peax and band
Wes maid befoir betuix him and Scotland,
And with his power Scotland syne invaid,
Quhair greit distructione in the tyme wes maid;
Of men and beist richt greit mortalitie, 45,410
"With fyre and blude that pitie wes to se. Lib.i3,f.209b.
1 la MS. vei.
»In MS. thairfar.