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EOBIN HOODS CHASE. 323
Yet jolly Robin he passed along,
And went strait to Newcastle town ; «o
And there he stayed hours two or three,
And then to Barwick is gone.
When the king did see how Robin did flee,
He was vexed wondrous sore ; With a hoop and a hallow he vowed to follow, as
And take him, or never give ore.
" Come now, let's away," then crys Little John,
" Let any man follow that dare ; To Carlisle we'l hye with our company,
And so then to Lancaster." co
From Lancaster then to Chester they went,
And so did king Henry ; But Robin [went] away, for he durst not stay,
For fear of some treachery.
Says Robin, " Come, let us for London goe, &
To see our noble queens face; It may be she wants our company,
Which makes the king so us chase."
When Robin he came queene Katherin before, He fell low upon his knee : 70
" If it please your grace, I am come to this place, For to speak with king Henry." 52, he . . . was.