Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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This wretched production is evidently founded on the Lytell Geste. It was printed by Ritson from " the common collection of Aldermary Churchyard." One or two improvements were made by Gutch from a York edition. Ritson's Robin Hood,ii. 166 ; Gtjtch's Robin Hood, ii. 281.
King Richard hearing of the pranks
Of Robin Hood and his men, He much admir'd, and more desir'd,
To see both him and them.
Then with a dozen of his lords                                 t
To Nottingham he rode; When he came there, he made good cheer,
And took up his abode.
He having staid there some time,
But had no hopes to speed,                                   10
He and his lords, with one accord,
All put on monks' weeds.
From Fountain abbey they did ride,
Down to Barnsdale; Where Robin Hood prepared stood                       is
All company to assail.