Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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428 FRAGMENT OF AX INTERLUDE, &C.
And take thy sword and buckeler In thy hande, And see what shall befall.
ROBIN HODE.
Lyttle John, where art thou ?
LYTTEL [JOHN].
Here, mayster, I make god a vowe.
I tolde you, mayster, so god me save,
That you shoulde fynde the potter a knave.
Holde your buckeler faste in your hande,
And I wyll styfly by you stande,
Ready for to fyghte ;                                                      200
Be the knave never so stoute,
I shall rappe him on the snouJo,
And put hym to flyghte.
FRAGMENT OF AN INTERLUDE (?) OF ROBIN HOOD.
The lines which follow would seem to be part of an Interlude, in which, as in the play just given, the incidents of several ballads are rudely combined. The present fragment is manifestly founded on Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne. We owe this curious relic to a correspondent of Notes and Queries (vol. xii. p. 321), who found it in an interleaved copy of Robin Hood's Garland, formerly belonging to Dr. Stukely, the inventor of the preposterous pedigree of Robin Hood. The Doctor has prefixed these remarks:" It
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