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A LTTELL GESTE OF EOBTN HODE. 119
Come Robyn Hode to the towne i-wys, On lyve he leveth not one."
Full hastly they began to fle, «
Both yemen and knaves, And olde wyves that myght evyll goo,
They hypped on theyr staves.
The kynge loughe full fast,
And commanded theym agayne ; »
When they se our comly kynge,
I-wys they were full fayne.,
They ete and dranke, and made them glad,
And sange with notes hye; Than bespake our comly kynge m
To syr Rycharde at the Lee.
He gave hym there his londe agayne,
A good man he bad hym be; Eobyn thanked our comly kynge,
And set hym on his kne. so
Had Eobyn dwelled in the kynges courte
But twelve monethes and thre, That he had spent an hondred pounde,
And all his mennes fe.
In every place where Robyn came, «.
Evermore he layde downe,
44. Lefte never one, W. 49, luglie, W.