Robin Hood: A Collection of the Popular Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw

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J. Clarke & Company, 1826 - Ballads, English - 106 pages
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Page 28 - What wilt thou give me?" said Robin Hood, "In ready gold or fee, To help thee to thy true love again, And deliver her unto thee?" "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 105 - 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 24 - 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 106 - Lay me a green sod under my head, And another at my feet ; And lay my bent bow by my side, Which was my music sweet ; And make my grave of gravel and green, Which is most right and meet.
Page 105 - Nor he could not get down. 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 104 - WHEN Robin Hood and Little John, Down a down, a down, a down. Went o'er yon bank of broom, Said Robin Hood to Little John, " We have shot for many a pound: Hey down, a down, a down.
Page 28 - Stand off, stand off," the young man said, "What is your will with me?" " You must come before our master straight, Under yon greenwood tree." And when he came bold Robin before, Robin asked him courteously, " O hast thou any money to spare For my merry men and me?
Page 29 - You shall have no music," quoth Robin Hood, "Till the bride and the bridegroom I see." With that came in a wealthy knight, Which was both grave and old, And after him a finikin lass, Did shine like the glistering gold.
Page 27 - As Robin Hood next morning stood, Amongst the leaves so gay, There did he espy the same young man Come drooping along the way. The scarlet he wore the day before, It was clean cast away ; And at every step he fetched a sigh, "Alack and a well-a-day...
Page 104 - 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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