Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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334                             ROBIN HOOD
But now bespake the master then,                            ioj
" For so, Simon, it shall not be, For you have won it with your own hand,
And the owner of it you shall bee."
" It shall be so, as I have said;
And, with this gold, for the opprest                     uo
An habitation I will build,
Where they shall live in peace and rest."
Gutch's Robin Hood, ii. 345.
Communicated to Gutah by Mr. Payne Collier, and derived by him, with Robin Hood and the Peddlers, from a volume of MS. ballads, collected, as Mr. C. conjectures, about the date of the Protectorate.
The story is only one of the varieties of the Douglas Tragedy. See vol. ii. p. 114.
As Robin Hood sat by a tree,
He espied a prettie may, And >vhen she chanced him to see.
She turnd her head away.
" 0 feare me not, thou prettie mayde,                  i
And doe not flie from mee,