A Gest of Robin Hood (pp.197-220 in the volume)   (Page 1 of 24)

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(p.197) Here begynneth a gest of Robyn Hode.

Lythe and listin gentilmen yt be of fre bore
blode I shalle you tel of a gode yeman his
name was Robyn hode Robyn was a proude out
law as he was one was neuer non founde Ro
byn stode in bernesdale & lenyd hym to a tre & bi hym
stode litelle Iohn a gode yeman was he & alsoo
dyd gode Scarlok and much ye millers son The
re was none ynch of his bodi but it was wor
th a grome. Than bespake lytelle Iohn all vn-
too Robyn hode Maister and ye wolde dyne
betyme it wolde doo you moche gode. Than be-
spake hym gode Robyn to dyne haue I noo lust
tille that I haue som bolde baron or som vnkouth
gest that may pay for ye best. or som knyght or