Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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2G EOBIN hood' and the potter.
Styll than sat thes prowde potter,
Thos than thowt he; " As y am a trow Cerstyn man,                             ire
Thes schotyng well y se."
"VVhan they had fared of the best.
With bred and ale and weyne, To the bottys they made them prest,
With bowes and boltys foil feyne.                   is>
The screffes men schot foil fast,
As archares that weren godde ; Ther cam non ner ney the marke
Bey halfe a god archares bowe.
Stell then stod the prowde potter,                         isj
Thos than seyde he; " And y had a bow, be the rode,
On schot scholde yow se."
" Thow schall haffe a bow," seyde the screffe, " The best that thow well cheys of thre ; iw
Thou semyst a stalward and a stronge, Asay schall thow be."
The screffe commandyd a yeman that stod hem bey Affter bowhes to vvende;
MS. 179, pottys the. 180, bolt yt. 191, senyst.