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ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MEINY
' Where be thy friends,' said Robin Hood.
' Sir, never one will me know ; While I was rich enough at home Great boast then would they blow.
' And now they run away from me,
As beastes in a raw ; They take no more heed of me
Than they me never saw.'
For ruth then wepte Little John,
Scathelock and Much in fere ; ' Fill of the best wine,' said Robin,
' For here is a simple cheer.
' Hast thou any friends,' said Robin Hood,
' Thy borrows that will be ?' ' I have none,' then said the Knight,
i But Him that died on tree !'
'Do way thy japes,' said Robin,
' Thereof will I right none ;
vVeen'st thou I would have God to borrow, Peter, Paul or John ?
' Nay, by Him that made me,
And shope both sun and moon, Find better borrow,' said Robin,
' Or money get'st thou none.'
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