Early English Prose Romances: With Bibliographical and Historical Introductions, Volume 2

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William John Thoms
Nattali and Bond, 1858 - English literature
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Page 81 - In this our spacious isle, I think there is not one, But he hath heard some talk of him and little John ; And to the end of time, the tales shall ne'er be done, Of Scarlock, George a Green, and Much the miller's son, Of Tuck the merry friar, which many a sermon made In praise of Robin Hood, his out-laws, and their trade.
Page 145 - A PLEASANT CONCEYTED CoMEDIE OF GEORGE A GREENE THE PINNER OF WAKEFIELD. As it was sundry times acted by the Servants of the Right Honourable the Earle of Sussex.
Page 142 - Several lines of this ballad are quoted in the two old plays of the "Downfall" and "Death of Eobert earl of Huntingdon.
Page 81 - Their baldrics set with studs, athwart their shoulders cast, To which under their arms their sheafs were buckled fast, A short sword at their belt, a buckler scarce a span, Who struck below the knee, not counted then a...
Page 149 - George a Green is thus noticed by Drunken Barnaby : — Straight at Wakefield I was seen a, Where I sought for George a Green a, But could not find such a creature ; Yet on a sign I saw his feature, Where strength of ale had so much stirr'd me, That I grew stouter far than Jordie.
Page 82 - He from the husband's bed no married woman wan, But to his mistress dear, his loved Marian, Was ever constant known, which wheresoe'er...
Page 147 - Crowde the fidler would be there, And many more I will not speake of here : " Good god ! how glad hath been this hart of mine ' To see that Towne, which hath in former time ' So flourish'd and so gloried in her name, ' Famous by the Pindar who first rais'd the same ; ' Yea, I have paced ore that greene and ore,
Page 102 - Robin he then begun; But how for to sell he knew not well, For a butcher he was but young. When other butchers no meat could sell, Robin got both gold and fee; For he sold more meat for one penny Than others could do for three. But when he sold his meat so fast, No butcher by him could thrive; For he sold more meat for one penny Than others could do for five. Which made the butchers of Nottingham To study as they did stand, Saying, "Surely he is some prodigal, That hath sold his father's land.
Page 69 - Renowned Robin Hood ; Or, His famous archery truly related in the worthy exploits he acted before queen Katherine, he being an outlaw man ; and how he obtained his own and his fellows
Page 82 - From wealthy abbots' chests, and churls' abundant store, What oftentimes he took he shared amongst the poor : No lordly bishop came in lusty Robin's way, To him, before he went, but for his pass must pay ; The widow in distress he graciously...

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