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EOBTN AND GANDELYN. 39
alluded to by the last-named editor. Is it not possible that this name reappears again in the " Young Gam-well " of Robin Hood and the Stranger ?
The dialect of this piece is proved by an incidental coincidence, says Mr. Wright, to be that of Warwickshire.
I heede a carpyng of a clerk
Al at zone wodes ende, Of gode Robyn and Gandeleyn
Was ther non other thynge.
Robynn lyth in grene wode bowndyn.
Stronge theuys wern tho chylderin non, s
But bowmen gode and hende : He wentyn to wode to getyn hem fleych,
If God wold it hem sende.
Al day wentyn tho chylderin too,
And fleych fowndyn he non, 10
Til it were ageyn euyn,
The chylderin wold gon hom :
Half a honderid of fat falyf der
He comyn azon, And all he wern fayr and fat inow, is
But markyd was ther non. " Be dere Gode," seyde gode [Robyn],
" Hereof we xul haue on."
4, MS. gynge.