Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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For the love of a knyght,
Syr Roger of Donkester, That was her owne speciall,
Full evyll mote they fare.                                   no
They toke togyder theyr counsell
Robyn Hode for to sle, And how they myght best do that dede,
His banis for to be.
Than bespake good Robyn,                                     iu
In place where as he stode, " Tomorow I muste to Kyrkesley,
Craftely to be leten Mode."
Syr Roger of Donkestere,
By the pryoresse he lay,                                 ' uso
And there they betrayed good Robyn Hode,
Through theyr false playe.
Cryst have mercy on his soule,
That dyed on the rode ! For he was a good outlawe,                                    ih
And dyde pore men moch god.
138, donkesley, W. 140, the, OCC.