Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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" Heyt war howte," seyde Roben,
" Felowhes, let me alone ;                              «»
Thorow the helpe of howr ladey,
To Notynggam well y gon."
Eobyn went to Notynggam,
Thes pottes for to sell; The potter abode with Robens men,                 m>
Ther he fered not eylle.
Tho Roben droffe on hes wey,
So merey ower the londe : Heres mor and affter ys to saye,
The best ys beheynde.                                           ia>
[the second fit.]
"When Roben cam to Notynggam,
The soyt yef y scholde saye, He set op hes horse anon,
And gafte hem hotys and haye.
Yn the medys of the towne,                              ia
Ther he schowed hes war ; " Pottys ! pottys !" he gan crey foil sone,
" Haffe hansell for the mar."
109-112. These lines stand in the MS. in the order 3, 2,1, i.113-116. This stanza is wrongly placed in the MS. after r. 96. It should be either in the place where it stands, or else begin the nest fit.