1471 - Ripley, George - Compound of Alchemy

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1471
Author Ripley, George
Title The Compound of Alchymy; or, the Twelve Gates leading to the Discovery of the Philosopher's Stone (Liber Duodecim Portarum)
Mentions Many speak of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow [proverb]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-13. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-14.


Of thys a Questyon yf I shold meve,
And aske of Workers what ys thys thyng,
Anon therby I shoolde them preve;
Yf they had knowledge of our Fermentyng,
For many man spekyth wyth wondreng:
     Of Robyn Hode, and of his Bow,
     Whych never shot therin I trow.[1]

Source notes

The stanza cited is No. 10 in the canto entitled "Of Fermentation".




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