Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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248 THE BOLD PEDLAR AND ROBIN HOOD.
No sooner, in haste, did Robin Hood taste
The balsame he had tane,                                       uo
Then he gan to spewe, and up he threwe The balsame all againe.
And Scarlett, and John, who were looking on
Their master as he did lie, Had their faces besmeared, both eies and beard, u«
Therewith most piteouslie.
Thus ended that fray; soe beware ahvaye
How ye doe challenge foes ; Looke well aboute they are not to stoute,
Or you may have worst of the blowes.              120
THE BOLD PEDLAR AND KOBIN HOOD.
From Dixon's " Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England," Percy Society, vol. xvii. p. 71." An aged female in Bermondsey, Surrey, from whose oral recitation the editor took down the present version, informed him, that she had often heard her grandmother sing it, and that it was never in print; but he has of late met with several common stall copies."
There chanced to be a pedlar bold, A pedlar bold he chanced to be,







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