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And thou, Rochelle, our own Rochelle, proud city of the
waters, Again letrapture light the eyes of all thy mourning
daughters. As thou wert constant in our ills, be joyous in our joy, For cold, and stiff, and still are they who wrought thy
Hurrah ! Hurrah ! a single field hath turned the chance
Hurrah ! Hurrah ! for Ivry, and Henry of Navarre.
spears. There rode the brood of false Lorraine, the curses of our
And dark Mayenne was in the midst, a truncheon in his
hand : And, as we looked on them, we thought of Seine's
empurpled flood, And good Coligni’s hoary hair all dabbled with his blood; And we cried unto the living God, who rules the fate of
war, To fight for His own holy name, and Henry of Navarre. The King is come to marshal us, in all his armour drest, And he has bound a snow-white plume upon his gallant
crest. He looked upon his people, and a tear was in his
eye ; He looked upon the traitors, and his glance was stern
and high. Right graciously he smiled on us, as rolled from wing to
wing, Down all our line, a deafening shout,! God save our Lord
the King!! "And if
my standard-bearer fall, as fall full well he may, For never saw I promise yet of such a bloody fray, Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the
ranks of war, And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre.'
Hurrah! the foes are moving. Hark to the mingled din, Of fife, and steed, and trump, and drum, and roaring culverin.
The fiery Duke is pricking fast across Saint André's plain, With all the hireling chivalry of Guelders and Almayne. Now by the lips of those ye love, fair gentlemen of France, Charge for the golden lilies,-upon them with the lance. A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand spears in rest,
A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snowwhite crest;
And in they burst, and on they rushed, while like a guiding star,
Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre.
Now, God be praised, the day is ours. Mayenne hath turned his rein.
D'Aumale hath cried for quarter. The Flemish count is slain.
Their ranks are breaking like thin clouds before a Biscay gale ;
The field is heaped with bleeding steeds, and flags, and cloven mail.
And then we thought on vengeance, and, all along our
Remember St. Bartholomew,' was passed from man to
But out spake gentle Henry, 'No Frenchman is my foe : Down, down with every foreigner, but let your brethren go.'
Oh! was there ever such a knight in friendship or in war, As our Sovereign Lord, King Henry, the soldier of Navarre?
Right well fought all the Frenchmen who fought for France to-day ;
And many a lordly banner God gave them for a prey.
Up with it high ; unfurl it wide ; that all the host may
know How God hath humbled the proud house which wrought
His Church such woe. Then on the ground, while trumpets sound their loudest
point of war, Fling the red shreds, a footcloth meet for Henry of
Navarre. Ho! maidens of Vienna ; Ho! matrons of Lucerne ; Weep, weep, and rend your hair for those who never shall
return. Ho! Philip, send, for charity, thy Mexican pistoles, That Antwerp monks may sing a mass for thy poor spear
men's souls. Ho! gallant nobles of the League, look that your arms
be bright; Ho! burghers of Saint Genevieve, keep watch and ward
to-night. For our God hath crushed the tyrant, our God hath raised
the slave, And mocked the counsel of the wise, and the valour of the
brave. Then glory to His holy name, from whom all glories are ; And glory to our Sovereign Lord, King Henry of Navarre.
Sir Patrick Spens
The king sits in Dunfermline toun,
Drinking the blude-red wine :
To sail this new ship of mine?'
O up and spake an eldern knight,
Sat at the king's right knee-
That ever sailed the sea.'
Our king has written a braid letter,
And sealed it with his hand,
Was walking on the strand.
'To Noroway, to Noroway,
The first word that Sir Patrick read,
The neist word that Sir Patrick read,
'O wha is this has done this deed,
To send us out, at this time of the year,
To sail upon the sea?'
'Be it wind, be it weet, be it hail, be it sleet,
Our ship must sail the faem;
The king's daughter of Noroway,
'Tis we must fetch her hame."
They hoysed their sails on Monenday morn,
And they hae landed in Noroway
Upon a Wedensday.
They hadna been a week, a week
In Noroway but twae,
When that the lords o' Noroway
Began aloud to say:
'Ye Scottishmen spend a' our king's gowd
And a' our queenis fee.'
'Ye lie, ye lie, ye liars loud!
Fu' loud I hear ye lie!
'For I hae brought as much white monie As gane my men and me-
And I hae brought a half-fou' o' gude red gowd Out o'er the sea wi' me.
'Make ready, make ready, my merry men a'!
Our gude ship sails the morn.' 'Now ever alake, my master dear,
I fear a deadly storm!
'I saw the new moon, late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm;
And if we gang to sea, master,
I fear we'll come to harm.'
They hadna sail'd a league, a league,
When the lift grew dark, and the wind blew loud,
The ankers brak, and the top-masts lap,
It was sic a deadly storm;
And the waves cam' o'er the broken ship
'O where will I get a gude sailor,
'O here am I, a sailor gude,
He hadna gane a step, a step,
A step but barely ane,
When a bout flew out of our goodly ship,
'Gae, fetch a web o' the silken claith,
Another o' the twine,
And wap them into our ship's side,
And letna the sea come in.'
They fetch'd a web o' the silken claith,
Another o' the twine,
And they wapped them round that gude ship's side, But still the sea came in.
O laith laith were our gude Scots lords
To wet their cork-heeled shoon !
But lang ere a' the play was play'd
And mony was the feather-bed
And mony was the gude lord's son