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ROBIN HOOD AND GUT OF GISBORNE. 159
And after came and dwelled with the kynge, And dyed good men all thre.
Thus endeth the lives of these good yemen, God send them eternall blysse,                       20c
And all that with hande bowe shoteth, That of heaven may never mysse!
ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE.
This ballad was derived from the Percy Manuscript, and is printed in the Reliques, i. 84 (ed. 1794), with some alterations by the Editor.
"As for Guy of Gisborne," says Ritson, " the only further memorial which has occurred concerning him is in an old satirical piece by William Dunbar, a cele­brated Scottish poet of the fifteenth century, on one " Schir Thomas Nory," (MS. Maitland, p. 3, MMS. More, LI. 5, 10,) where he is named along with our hero, Adam Bell, and other worthies, it is conjectured of a similar stamp, but whose merits have not, less fortunately, come to the knowledge of posterity.
" Was nevir weild Robeine under bewch, Nor yitt Eoger of Clekkinslewch,
So bauld a bairne as he; Gt op Gtsbuene, na Allane Bell, Na Simones sones of Quhynsell,
Off thocht war nevir so slie."
" Gisborne is a market town in the west riding of the county of York, on the borders of Lancashire."







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