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264 KOBIN HOOD RESCUING
" 0 thine apparel is good," he said,
" And mine is ragged and torn ; Wherever you go, wherever you ride,
Laugh ne'er an old man to scorn."
" Come change thy apparel with me, old churl, v> Come change thy apparel with mine ;
Here are twenty pieces of good broad gold, Go feast thy brethren with wine."
Then he put on the old man's hat,
It stood full high on the crown: so
" The first bold bargain that I come at,
It shall make thee come down."
Then he put on the old man's cloak, Was patch'd black, blew, and red ;
He thought it no shame all the day long 55
To wear the bags of bread.
Then he put on the old man's breeks,
Was patch'd from ballup to side: " By the truth of my body," bold Eobin can say,
" This man lov'd little pride." o>
Then he put on the old man's hose,
Were patch'd from knee to wrist: " By the truth of my body," said bold Robin Hood,
" I'd laugh if I had any list."