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" It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade, To meet with Little John's arrowe. "
Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of ... - Page 29
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The Legendary Cabinet: A Collection of British National Ballads, Ancient and ...

John Douvra Parry - Ballads, English - 1829 - 436 pages
...the North. ROBIN HOOD AUD For it met one of the sheriff's men, — Good William a Trent was slain. It had been better of William a Trent, To have been a-bed with sorrow, Than to be that day in the green-wood slade, To meet with little John's arrow. But as it is...
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English Surnames: An Essay on Family Nomenclature, Historical ..., Volume 1

Mark Antony Lower - Names, Personal - 1849
...ravine, a plain, a breadth of green land in plantations or ploughed fields, a small open hanging wood. " It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade, To meet with Little John's arrowe." Robin Hood. " And how he climbeth up the bankis,...
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English Surnames: An Essay on Family Nomenclature, Historical ..., Volume 1

Mark Antony Lower - Names, Personal - 1849
...ravine, a plain, a breadth of green land in plantations or ploughed fields, a small open hanging wood. " It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade, To meet with Little John's arrowe." Robin Hood. " And how he climbeth up the bankis,...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - Nature in literature - 1856 - 554 pages
...Yet flew not the arrow in vain, For it met one of the sheriff's men, And William a Trent was slain. IA sorrow, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade, To meet with Little John's arrow. For as it was...
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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 2

Thomas Percy, John Wesley Hales, Frederick James Furnivall - 1867
...opiense. — P. foote.— P. ffor now. — P. or Yet.— P. 8 Altered in the Religves, 1st od. i. 81, to To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the green wood sliwle To meet with Little Johns arrowe. — F. ' Fyvc.—Sel. 10 insert now. — P....
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Our English Surnames: Their Sources and Significations

Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley - Names, Personal - 1873 - 543 pages
...pronounced 'a,' as 'William a York,' or 'John a Bolton.' For instance, it is said in an old poem anent Robin Hood — <. It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowe ; where it simply means ' William of Trent.' This, of course, is met in France by ' de,' as it was...
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'Things new and old' concerning the parish of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and its ...

Widecombe-in-the-Moor - 1876
...within a woodland." One of the numberless rhymes concerning Robin Hood says : — " It had been be'ter of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade. To meet with Little John's arrowe." THE OLD CLAPPEE BEIDGE AT DAETMEET. " These...
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The names we hear

Harry Alfred Long - 1877
...allied to Feyetable, from Vigere : to flourish. These = SLAOE. " It had been better for William a'Trent To have been abed with sorrowe, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade To meet with little John's arrowe." Compare William a'Trent with Thomas a'Becket....
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The Boy's Percy: Being Old Ballads of War, Adventure and Love from Bishop ...

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1882 - 441 pages
...Yet flew not the arrow in vain, For it met one of the sheriff's men, Good William a Trent was slain. It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrow, Than to be that day in the green-wood slade, To meet with Little John's arrow. But as it is...
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English Surnames, Their Sources and Significations

Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley - Names, Personal - 1889 - 612 pages
...strip of green plain within a woodland. One of the numberless rhymes concerning Robin Hood says — It had been better of William a Trent To have been abed with sorrowc, Than to be that day in the greenwood slade To meet with Little John's arrowe. Its nature is...
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