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illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...let fly, But gave him never
a word. Fight on, fight on, said Robin Hood then, 50 This game well
pleaseth me. For every blow that Robin gave, The beggar gave
buffets three. And fighting there full hard and sore, Not far from
Nottingham town, They never fled, 'till from Robin Hoods head The
blood came trickling down. O, hold thy hand, said Robin Hood then,
And thou and I will agree. If that be true, the beggar he said, 60
Thy mantle come give unto me. Now a change, a change, cri'd Robin
Hood, Thy bags and coat give me; And this mantle of mine He to thee
resign, My horse and my braverie. When Robin had got the beggars
clothes, He looked round about; Methinks, said he, I seem to be A
beggar brave and stout. For now I have a bag for my bread, 70 So I
have another for corn; have one for salt, and another for malt, And
one for my little horn. And now I will a begging goe, Some charitie
for to find. And if any more of Robin you'll know, In ' the' second
part 'tis behind. V. 66. Robin Hood. Now Robin he is to Nottingham
bound, With his bag hanging down to his knee, His staff, and his
coat, scarce worth a groat, so Yet merrilie passed he. As Robin he
passed the streets along, He heard a pittiful cry; Three brethren
dear, as he did hear, Condemned were to dye. Then Robin he highed
to the sheriffs house, Some reliefs for to seek; He skipt, and
leapt, and capered full high, As he went along the street. But when
to the sheriffs doore he came, 90 There a gentleman fine and brave,
Thou beggar, said he, come tell unto me What it is thou wouldest
have. No meat, nor drink, said Robin Hood then, That I come here to
crave; But to get the lives of yeomen three, And that I fain would
have. That cannot be, thou bold beggar, Their fact it is so cleer;
I tell to...
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