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KOBIN HOOD AND QUEEN KATHEKINE. 313
" If that I live a yeare to an end," «
Thus can queene Katherine say, " Bold Eobin Hood, I will be thy friend,
And all thy yeomen gay."
The queene is to her chamber gone,
As fast as she can win ; 10
She calls unto her lovely page,
His name was Richard Patrington.
" Come thou hither to mee, thou lovely page,
Come thou hither to mee ; For thou must post to Nottingham, is
As fast as thou can dree.
"And as thou goest to Nottingham,
Search all the English wood, Enquire of one good yeoman or another,
That can tell thee of Robin Hood." 20
Sometimes hee went, sometimes hee ran,
As fast as hee could win ; And when hee came to Nottingham,
There hee took up his inne.
And when he came to Nottingham, a
And had tooke up his inne, He calls for a pottle of Rhenish wine,
And dranke a health to his queene.