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A crowd, that from the caftle came,
It chanced that on that very morn
And foon those honoured dear remains
For me I loath'd my wretched life,
They rais'd my heart to that pure fource,
* i. e. fword.
No more the flave of human pride,
The bold Sir Bertram now no more,
My lands I gave to feed the poor,
This fweet fequefter'd vale, I chofe,
My noble friend approv'd my choice;
Yet not unpitied pafs'd my life,
The PERCY and his noble Sons
Oft the great Earl from toils of state,
But length of life is length of woe,
I liv'd to mourn his godlike Sons,
But thou the honours of thy race,
He ceas'd, and on the lovely pair
And now what prefent courfe to take
To Scotland they retire.
Mean-time their fuit fuch favour found
At RABY's ftately hall,
Earl Neville and his princely Spouse
Now gladly pardon all.
She fuppliant at her * Nephew's throne
To all the honours of his race
The PERCY was reftor'd.
The youthful Earl ftill more and more
*King Henry V. Anno 1414,
The account given in the foregoing ballad of young PERCY, the fon of HOTSPUR, is confirmed by the following Extract from an old Chronicle formerly belonging to Whitby Abbey.
THE END OF THE BALLAD.
HENRY PERCY, the fon of Sir HENRY PERCY, "layne at Shrewefbury, and of ELIZABETH, the "daughter of the Erle of Marche, after the death of "his Father and Grauntfyre, was exiled into Scot"land in the time of king Henry the Fourth: but " in the time of king Henry the Fifth, by the labour "of JOHANNE the countes of Weftmerland, (whofe "Daughter ALLANOR he had wedded in coming into "England,) he recovered the King's grace, and the "countye of Northumberland, fo was the fecond Erle "of Northumberland.
"And of this Alianor his wife, he begate IX "Sonnes, and III Daughters, whofe names be Jo
HANNE, that is buried at Whytbye: THOMAS, lord "Egremont: KATHARYNE GRAY of Rythyn: Sir "RAFFE PERCY WILLIAM PERCY, a Byshopp: "RICHARD PERCY: JOHN, that dyed wITHOUT "ISSUE: [another JOHN called by Vincent † Jo
hannes Percy fenior de Warkworth':] GEORGE "PERCY, Clerk: HENRY that dyed WITHOUT ISSUE: "ANNE -:" [befides the eldeft fon and fucceffor here omitted, because he comes in below, viz.]
" HENRY PERCY, the third Erle of Northumberland.
Vid. Harl. MSS. No 692. (26.) in the British Museum.
i. e. remained an Exile in Scotland during the Reign of King Henry IV. In Scotia exulavit tempore Henrici Regis quarti. Lat. MS. penes Duc. North.
See his Great Baronag. No. 20. in the Heralds Office.