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268                 ROBIN HOOD RESCUING
" I weep not for gold," the lady reply'd,
" Neither do I weep for fee ;                              w
Nor do I weep for my maidenhead, That is taken from my body."
" What weep you for then ? " said jolly Robm,
" I prithee come tell unto me ; " " Oh! I do weep for my three sons,                      is
For they are all condemned to die."
" What church have they robbed ?" said jolly Robin,
" Or parish-priest have they slain ? What maids have they forced against their will?
Or with other mens wives have lain ? "            a>
" No church have they robbed," this lady reply'd, " Nor parish-priest have they slain ;
No maids have they forced against their will, Nor with other mens wives have lain."
" What have they done then ? " said jolly Robm, u
" Come tell me most speedily:" " Oh ! it is for killing the kings fallow deer,
That they are all condemned to die."
" Get you home, get you home," said jolly Robin, " Get you home most speedily,                            so
And I will unto fair Nottingham go, For the sake of the squires all three." 28, And.







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