Robin Hood: A Collection of Poems, Songs, and Ballads Illustrated

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William Tegg, 1867 - 367 pages

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Page 228 - COME, 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 greenwood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man, As fine as fine might be.
Page 232 - What is thy name?" then said Robin Hood, " Come tell me, without any fail : " " By the faith of my body," then said the young man,
Page 221 - 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 ? " Said she, there's three squires in Nottingham town, Eobin Hood rescuing the Widow's Three Sons from the Sheriff.
Page 276 - 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. Let me have length and breadth enough. With a green sod under my head ; That they may say, when I am dead, Here lies bold Robin Hood.
Page 275 - 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.
Page 60 - Hit is full mery in feyre foreste To here the foulys song. To se the dere draw to the dale, And leve the hilles hee, And shadow hem in the leves grene, Vndur the grene-wode tre.
Page 50 - but I would have you know that our liege lord has bid me bear you his seal, and pray you to come to Nottingham." At this message Robin bent his knee. " I love no man in all the world so well as I do my King...
Page 224 - 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 276 - I'll not grant thee; I never hurt woman in all my life, Nor man in woman's company. " I never hurt fair maid in all my time, Nor at mine end shall it be ; But give me my bent bow in my hand, And a broad arrow I'll let flee, And where this arrow is taken up, There shall my grave digged be.
Page 275 - Which you did never see, And if you please to walk therein, You blooded by me shall be." She took him by the lily-white hand, And led him to a private room, And there she blooded bold Robin Hood, Whilst one drop of blood would run.

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