Virgilius. Robin Hood. George a Green. Tom a Lincolne
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...his height from the ground, fasten'd the cord, and leaving him betwixt heaven and earth tottering in the air, bids him farewel, and at his parting left this inscription pinn'd upon his breast. Whoever next shall pass this way, A little I entreat to stay; And if he'll dain to look so high, He'll see a most notorious spy. This sack too I wou'd have you think, More wholesome is to hang than drink; Because in this a plot was laid, By which you all had been betray'l. Usehim according to your skill, Who sought this night your blood to spill, If who did this you shall enquire, 'Twas George A Green did hang him there. George having done this, trudg'd as fast as he could towards the town, to look to his charge; he was scarce gone out of sight, when Sir William Musgrave and his son Ouddy, walking about to take the evening air, Cuddy by chance casting his eye, espies this strange wonder, and showing it to his father, they drew nearer to be satisfied of the novelty, and having read the bill upon his breast, they might easily perceive, as the proverb has it, What Pig was in the Poke, and what commodity the sack contain'd, when presently cutting him down, iwith such haste, that he had almost broke his neck with the fall, they open'd the sack, and found the traitor; upon Which they sent him to the castle, where they made him confess all the purposes of the rebels, and at the same time much commending George A Green for his witty conceit, as also for his truth and fidelity to his prince and sovereign. But now, for variety's sake, I will break off thi discourse, tho' somewhat abruptly, and speak a word or two of Robin Hood, his maid Mariana, and his bold yeoman, who at this time kept revel rout, ...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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