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THE JOLLT PINDER OF WAKEFIELD. 205
" There is neither knight nor squire," said the pinder, " Nor baron that is so bold,                               s
Nor baron that is so bold, Dare make a trespass to the town of Wake­field, But his pledge goes to the pinfold," &c.
All this beheard three wighty yeomen,
'Twas Robin Hood, Scarlet and John ; w
With that they espy'd the jolly pinder, As he sat under a thorn.
" Now turn again, turn again," said the pinder, " For a wrong way you have gone;
For you have forsaken the kings highway, is And made a path over the corn."
""0 that were a shame," said jolly Robin, " We being three, and thou but one:"
The pinder leapt back then thirty good foot, 'Twas thirty good foot and one.                       20
He leaned his back fast unto a thorn,
And his foot against a stone, And there he fought a long summers day,
A summers day so long, Till that their swords on their broad bucklers, ^
Were broke fast into their hands. 9, witty young men. Eitson







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