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90 A I,YTELL GESTE OF EOBTN HODE.
He dyde him streyt to Bernysdale,
Under the grene wode tre, 230
And he founde there Robyn Hode,
And all his mery meyne.
The knyght lyght downe of his good palfray;
Robyn whan he gan see, So curteysly he dyde adoune his hode, 23s
And set hym on his knee.
" God the save, good Robyn Hode,
And al this company: " " "Welcome be thou, gentyll knyght,
And ryght welcome to me." 2«
Than bespake hym Robyn Hode,
To that knyght so fre, " What nede dry veth the to grene wode ?
I pray the, syr knyght, tell me.
" And welcome be thou, gentyl knyght, 2«
"Why hast thou be so longe ? " " For the abbot and the hye justyce
Wolde have had my londe."
" Hast thou thy londe agayne ? " sayd Robyn ;
" Treuth than tell thou me." 250
" Ye, for god," sayd the knyght,
" And that thanke I god and the.
249, gayne, W.