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For Faith and Magnanimitie;
Zet fell by fatall Destinie,
Grit Constabill of fair Dunde, Unto the dulefull Deith was dicht,
The Kingis cheif Banner man was he,
A valziant Man of Chevalrie, Qubais Predecessors wan that Place
At Spey, with gude King WILLIAM frie, Gainst Murray and Macduncans Race,
XXVIII. Gude Sir Allexander Irving,
The much renownit Laird of Drum, Nane in his Days was bettir sene,
Quhen they war semblit all and fum;
To praise him we could not be dumm, For Valour, Witt and Worthyoels,
To end his Days he ther did cum, Quhois Ransom is remeidyless.
Was Nain into his Armour schene,
Quha provest was of Aberdene,
The Knicht of Panmure, às was sene, A mortall Man in Armour bricht,
Sir Thomas Murray ftout and kene,
Sic strange intestine crewel Stryf
Quhair mony liklie lost thair Lyfe ;
Quhilk maid Divorce twene Man and Wafe, And mony Childrene fatherless,
Qubilk in this Realme has bene full ryfe: LORD help these Lands, our Wrangs redress.
That Four and twenty dismall Day,
of Zeirs sen CHRYS'T, the Suthe to fay;
Men will remember as they may, Quhen thus the Veritie they knaw,
And mony a ane máy murn for all, The brim Battil of the Harlaw.
Ane BALLAT of the ferziet Frier of Tungland, How he fell in the Myre fleand to Turkland,
Szung Auror with Chrystal Fail,
lo Orient schewd hir Vilage pail, A lwenyag Swyth did me affail,
Of Sonis of Sashanis Seid;
Full lang in Watchmans Weid.
Ao Account of this Friar, who was an Italian, may be leen in Mr. Lesly's History. K. James IV made him Abbot of Tungland: He pretended and attempted to make Gold ont of oiher Mettals; but failing of that, he next gave out, That he could Ay, and very boldly appointed the Day and Place, which was from Sirling Cante, where the King and many Spectators saw him throw himself with his large Wings from the Rock, and brcak his Thigh bunc.
For he couth wryte and reid,
Unsane, or he hyne zed:
The preiving of his scieas.
la Pottingrie he wrocht grit Pyne,
Sae mekle he was of Myance.
Thair Hipps zied hiddy-giddy.
To dic without a Widdy,