Then leaving life, Earl Piercy took The dead man by the hand; Who said, "Earl Douglas! for thy life Would I had lost my land!
"O Christ! my very heart doth bleed For sorrow for thy sake! For sure, a more redoubted knight Mischance could never take!"
A knight amongst the Scots there was, Which saw Earl Douglas die, Who straight in heart did vow revenge Upon the Lord Pierc-y;
Sir Hugh Montgomery he was called, Who, with a spear full bright, Well mounted on a gallant steed, Ran fiercely through the fight,
And past the English archers all Without all dread or fear, And through Earl Piercy's body then He thrust his hateful spear.
With such a vehement force and might His body he did gore, The staff ran through the other side A large cloth yard and more.
So thus did both those nobles die, Whose courage none could stain. An English archer then perceived The noble Earl was slain;
He had a good bow in his hand Made of a trusty tree; An arrow of a cloth yard long To the hard head hal-ed he,