Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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A LYTELL GESTE OF EOBTN HODE. 47
" No more ye shall no good yeman, That walketh by grene wode shawe,
Ne no knyght, ne no squyer,                              »
That wolde be a good felawe.
" These byshoppes, and thyse archebysshoppes,
Ye shall them bete and bynde ; The hye sheryfe of Notynghame,
Hym holde in your mynde."                           «>
"This worde shall be holde," sayd Lytyll Johan,
" And this lesson shall we lere ; It is ferre dayes, god sende us a gest,
That we were at our dynere."
"Take thy good bowe in thy hande," said Robyn,                                                              65
" Let Moehe wende with the, And so shall Wyllyam Scathelocke,
And no man abyde with me:
"And walke up to the Sayles,
And so to Watlynge-strete,                                   ra
69, TO. " The Sayles," is a place no longer known, but it is certain that there was formerly a place of the name in Barns-dale or near it. " It was a very small tenancy of the manor of Pontefract, being not more than the tenth of a knight's fee" (Hunter). Watling Street stands here for the gi'eat North Road, probably a Roman highway, which crosses Barnsdale.







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