1605 - Woodhouse, Peter - Flea
|Mentions||Tales of Robin Hood [foolish tales]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-02. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
Many, many things haue written,
When th' ad better still haue sitten.
Peraduenture so had I:
Yet I knowe no reason why.
It's a foolish toy I write,
And in folly most delight:
Then (I hope) it will please many,
And not be dislikte of any.
Euen from tales of Robin Hood,
Wise men always picke some good.
None (I trust) offend I shall,
So I take my leaue of all.
P. 37: "The verse is in heroic rhyming couplets; but the poem is desperately dull—fully justifying what the author says at the end."
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976).
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, compil. Aedes Althorpianae; or An Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures, at Althorp; the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K. G. To which is added A Supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana (London, 1822), p. 37.