Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw ; to which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life, Volumes 1-2

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Page 155 - Dost thou not mind, old woman," he said, " Since thou made me sup and dine ? By the truth of my body," quoth bold Robin Hood, " You could not tell it in better time.
Page 187 - He then bethought him of his bugle-horn, Which hung low down to his knee ; He set his horn unto his mouth, And blew out weak blasts three. Then Little John, when hearing him, As he sat under the tree, ' I fear my master is near dead, He blows so wearily.
Page 157 - I've a bag for meal, and a bag for malt, And a bag for barley and corn; A bag for bread, and a bag for beef, And a bag for my little small horn." "I have a horn in my pocket, I got it from Robin Hood, And still when I set it to my mouth, For thee it blows little good.
Page 154 - Now Robin Hood is to Nottingham gone, With a link a down and a day, And there he met a silly old woman, Was weeping on the way. "What news? what news, thou silly old woman? What news hast thou for me?
Page 187 - Now nay, now nay,' quoth Robin Hood, ' That boon I'll not grant thee ; I never ' hurt ' woman in all my life, Nor man in woman's company.
Page 155 - Then he put on the old man's hat, It stood full high on the crown: 'The first bold bargain that I come at, It shall make thee come down.
Page 49 - I have no money," then quoth the young man, "No ready gold nor fee, But I will swear upon a book Thy true servant for to be." "How many miles is it to thy true love? Come tell me without guile." "By the faith of my body," then said the young man, "It is but five little mile.
Page 60 - COMB listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear, And I will tell you of a bold outlaw, That lived in Nottinghamshire. As Robin Hood in the forest stood, All under the green-wood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man, As fine as fine might be.
Page 158 - ... and shrill; A hundred and fifty of Robin Hood's men Came riding over the hill. The next loud blast that he did give, He blew both loud and amain, And quickly sixty of Robin Hood's men Came shining over the plain. "Oh, who are these," the sheriff he said, "Come tripping over the lee?" "They're my attendants," brave Robin did say, "They'll pay a visit to thee.
Page 186 - Will you please to sit down, cousin Robin,' she said, ' And drink some beer with me ? ' No, I will neither eat nor drink Till I am blooded by thee.

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