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1. SIR GUY OF GISBORNE.

He took Sir Guy's head by the hair,
And stuck it upon his bow's end . . . . . . . . .

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2. THE CHILDE OF ELLE.

Pardon, my lord and father dear,
This fair young knight and me .........

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3. ADAM BELL, CLYM OF THE CLOUGH, &c.

Cloudesly bent a right good bow,
That was of a trusty tree . . . . . . . .

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5. SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE.

She brought him to a river side
And also to a tree . . .

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6. THE FROLICKSOME DUKE. (Frontispiece.)

Now he lay something late, in his rich bed of state,
Till at last knights and squires, they on him did wait . .

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7. CHEVY CHASE.

Then leaving life, Earl Percy took
The dead man by the hand . .

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8. KING EDWARD AND THE TANNER.

The tanner he pulld, the tanner he sweat,
And held by the pummel fast . . . . . . . . . .

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9. THE HEIR OF LINNE.

And he pulld forth three bags of gold,
And laid them down upon the board ....... 106

10. SIR ANDREW BARTON.

They boarded then his noble ship,
They boarded it with might and main ....... 123

11. THE BRAVE LORD WILLOUGHBEY.

They kneeled on the ground,
And praised God devoutly . . . . . . . . . . . 128

12. THE ABBOT OF CANTERBURY.

Then home rode the abbot of comfort so cold,
And he met his shephert a going to fold ...... 13+

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14. THE MARRIAGE OF ALLEN-A-DALE.

He ask'd them seven times in the church,
Lest three times should not be enough . .

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Well, quo' the miller's wife, young man, ye're welcome here ;
And, though I say it, well lodged shall be ......

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2.0.HEN shaws* be sheen,t and swards full fair,

And leaves both large and long,
It is merry walking in the fair forest

To hear the small birds' song.

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The woodweel sang, and would not cease,

Sitting upon the spray,
So loud, he wakened Robin Hood,

In the greenwood where he lay.

Now by my faith, said jolly Robin,

A sweaven § I had this night;
I dreamt me of two wight yeomen,

That fast with me can fight.

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+ Shining.

I A kind of thrush.

S Dream.

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