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A LITTLE GESTE OF
CCCXXXIII
The Sheriff swore a full great oath, By Him that died on a tree,
He had liefer than an hundred pound, That Robin Hood had he.
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This heard the Knightes wife,
A fair lady and a free ; She set her on a good palfrey,
To green-wood anon rode she.
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When she came in the forest, Under the green-wood tree,
Found she there Robin Hood And all his fair meinee.
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' God thee save, thou good Robin,
And all thy company ; For Oure deare Lady's sake, A boon grant thou me !
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'  Let thou never my wedded Lord
Shamefully slayen be; He is fast bound at Nottingham, For the love of thee.'
CCCXXXVIII
Anon then said good Robin,
To that lady free, ' What man hath your lord i-take ?'
i The proud Sheriff,' then said she. 554
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