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EOBIN HOOD AND QUEEN KATHEKINE. 317
" I'll lay my bow," said Clifton then, " I'll cleave the willow wand."
"With that the kings archers led about,
While it was three and none; «
With that the ladies began to shout, " Madam, your game is gone."
" A boone, a boone," queen Katherine cries, '
" I crave it on my bare knee; Is there any knight of your privy counsel s»
Of queen Katherines part will be ?
" Come hither to mee, sir Richard Lee,
Thou art a knight full good ; For I do knowe by thy pedigree
Thou sprung'st from Gowers blood. too
" Come hither to me, thou bishop of Herefordshire,"
For a noble priest was hee ; " By my silver miter," said the bishop then,
" He not bet one peny."
" The king hath archers of his own, tos
Full ready and full light, And these be strangers every one,
No man knowes what they hight."
" What wilt thou bet," said Robin Hood, " Thou seest our game the worse ? " no