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78 A LTTBLL GESTE OF EOBYN HODE.
I was mysserved of my dynere, When I was with you at hame."
Soone he was to super sette,
And served with sylver whyte; ho
And whan the sheryf se his vessel!,
For sorowe he myght not ete.
" Make good chere," sayd Robyn Hode,
" Sheryfe, for eharyte, And for the love of Lytell Johan, las
Thy lyfe is graunted to the."
When they had supped well,
The day was all agone, Robyn cbmmaunded Lytell Johan
To drawe of his hosen and his shone, a»
His kyrtell and his cote-a-pye,
That was furred well fyne, And take him a grene mantell,
To lappe his body therin.
Robyn commaunded his wyght young men, 205
Under the grene wood tre, ' They shall lay in that same sorte, That the sheryf myght them se.
All nyght laye that proud sheryf
In his breche and in his sherte; 210