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ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MEINY
'1 am none of those,' said the Knight,
' By Him that made me ; An hundred winter here before
Mine anc'tors knights have be.
' But oft it hath befal'n, Robin,
A man hath been disgrate ; But God, that sitteth in heaven above,
May amend his state.
' Within these two years, Robin,' he said, k My neighbours well it kenn'd,
Four hundred pounds of good money Full well then might I spend.
L ' Now have I no good,' said the Knight,
' God hath shapen such an end, But my children and my wife,
Till God it may amend.'
' In what manner,' then said Robin, ' Hast thou lorn thy richess ?'
' For my great folly,' he said, ' And for my kindeness.
' I had a son forsooth, Robin,
That should have been mine heir;
When he was twenty winter old In field would joust full fair.
disgrate] fallen in fortune. kenn'd] knew. lorn] lost.