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28 KING EDWARD FOURTH AND THE
" Noe pence, nor half-pence, by my faye, as
But a noble in gold so round."
" Here's twentye groates of white moneye,
Sith thou wilt have it of mee;" " I would have sworne now," quoth the tanner,
" Thou hadst not had one pennie. 100
" But since we two have made a change,
A change we must abide; Although thou hast gotten Brocke my mare,
Thou gettest not my cowe-hide."
" I will not have it," sayd the kynge, v*
"I sweare, so mought I thee ; Thy foule cowe-hide I wolde not beare,
If thou woldst give it to mee."
The tanner hee tooke his good cowe-hide,
That of the cow was hilt, ^
And threwe it upon the king's sadelle. That was soe fayrelye gilte.
" Now help me up, thou fine fellowe,
'Tis time that I were gone : When I come home to Gyllian my wife, n*
Sheel say I am a gentilmon."
The king he tooke him up by the legge, The tanner a f * * lett fall;