Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 5 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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306           ROBIN HOODS GOIDEtf PRIZE.
Then quoth bold Eobin, " Now let's see a What mony heaven hath us sent.
" We will be sharers all alike
Of mony that we have ; And there is never a one of us
That his fellow shall deceive."                       «i
The priests their hands in their pockets put,
But mony would find none : " We'l search ourselves," said Robin Hood,
" Each other, one by one."
Then Robin Hood took pains to search them both,                                                               m
And he found good store of gold, Five hundred peeces presently
Upon the grass was told.
" Here is a brave show," said Robin Hood, " Such store of gold to see,                             >'
And you shall each one have a part, Cause you prayed so heartily."
He gave them fifty pounds a-peece, And the rest for himself did keep:
The priests durst not speak one word,              n
But they sighed wondrous deep.
With that the priests rose up from their knees, Thinking to have parted so: