Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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" Gramercy, knyght," sayd Bobyn ;
" My dyner whan I have, I was never so gredy, by dere worthy god,
My dyner for to crave.
"But pay or ye wende," sayd Eobyn,             
" Me thynketh it is good ryght; It was never the maner, by dere worthy god,
A yeman to pay for a knyght."
" I have nought in my cofers," sayd the knyght, " That I may profer for shame;"                 iso
" Lytell Johan, go loke," sayd Eobyn, " Ne let not for no blame.
" Tell me trouth," sayd Eobyn,
" So god have parte of the; " " I have no more but ten shillings," sayd the knyght,                                                                 
" So god have parte of me."
" Yf thou have no more," sayd Eobyn,
" I wyll not one peny ; And yf thou have nede of ony more,
More shall I len the.                                     
" Go now forth, Lytell Johan, The trouthe tell thou me;
148, to pay, R. pay, W. C.
151, Eobyn, B. Robyn Hoode, W. C.