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ROBIN HOOD AND GUY OF GISBORNE
XLVIII
' Hearken ! hearken ! ' sayd the Sheriffe,
' I heare now tydings good, For yonder I heare Sir Guy's home biowe,
And he hath slaine Robin Hood.
XLIX
i Yonder I heare Sir Guy's home blowe,
Itt blowes soe well in tyde, And yonder comes that wight yeman,
Cladd in his capull-hyde.
L
' Come hyther, come hyther, thou good Sir Guy,
Aske what thou wilt of mee.' ' O I will none of thy gold,' sayd Robin,
' Nor I will none of thy fee :
LI
' But now I have slaine the master,' he sayes,
' Let me go strike the knave; This is all the rewarde I aske ;
Nor noe other will I have.'
LII
' Thou art a madman,' said the SherifFe.
' Thou sholdest have had a knight's fee : But seeing thy asking hath beene so bad, Well granted it shall be.'
LIII
When Little John heard his master speake, Well knewe he it was his Steven:
' Now shall I be looset,' quoth Little John,
With Christ his might in heaven.'
steven] voice.
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