Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Robyn bent his joly bowe,
Therm he set a flo,                                            20
The fattest der of alle [the herd]
The herte he clef a-to.
He hadde not the der islawe
Ne half out of the hyde, There cam a schrewde arwe out of the west, 25
That felde Roberts pryde.
Gandeleyn lokyd hym est and west
Be euery syde; " Hoo hat myn mayster slayin,
Ho hat don this dede ?                                    »
Xal I neuer out of grene wode go,
Ti[l] Ise [his] sydis blede."
Gandeleyn lokyd hym est and lokyd west,
And sowt vnder the sunne, He saw a lytil boy                                               85
He clepyn "Wrennok of Doune :
A good bowe in his hond,
A brod arew'e therine, And fowre and xx goode arwys
Trusyd in a thrumme.                                     »
" Be war the, war the, Gandeleyn,
Herof thu xalt han summe :
19, MS. went.
24, cut of, Ritson.