Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Y schall her sende a wheyt palffrey,
Het hambellet as the weynde ; Ner for the loffe of yowr weyffe,
Off mor sorow scholde yow seyng."              290
Thes parted Robyn Hode and the screffe, To Notynggam he toke the waye ;
Hes weyffe feyr welcomed hem horn, And to hem gan sche saye:
" Seyr, how haffe yow fared yn grene foreyst ?
Haffe ye browt Roben hom ? "                        290
" Dam, the deyell spede him, bothe bodey and bon,
T haffe hade a foil grete skorne.
" Of all the god that y haffe lade to grene wod,
He hayt take het fro me,                                  300
All bot this feyr palffrey,
That he hayt sende to the."
With that sche toke op a lowde lawhyng, And swhar be hem that deyed on tre,
" Now haffe yow payed for all the pottys aoa That Roben gaffe to me.
287. The MS. repeats this line after the following: Het iimbellet be mey sey.