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38 THE KING AND MILLER OF MANSFIELD.
The nobles, next morning, went all up and
down, For to seeke out the king in everye towne.
At last, at the millers 'cott,' soone they espy'd him out, As he was mounting upon his faire steede; uo To whom they came presently, falling down on their knee; Which made the millers heart wofully bleede; Shaking and quaking, before him he stood, Thinking he should have been hang'd, by the rood.
The king perceiving him fearfully trembling, in Drew forth his sword, but nothing he sed:
The miller downe did fall, crying before them all, Doubting the king would have cut oif his head.
But he his kind courtesye for to requite, «»
Gave him great living, and dubb'd him a knight.
PART THE SECONDE.
"When as our royall king came home from Nottingham, And with his nobles at Westminster lay, Recounting the sports and pastimes they had taken, In this late progress along on the way,