1831 - Roby, John - Traditions of Lancashire, Second Series (3)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1831
Author Roby, John
Title Traditions of Lancashire, Second Series
Mentions Many speak of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow (proverb)

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


"Like enough — like enough, though thou hast to brag for't," said the first speaker tauntingly, — an old customer of the house, and a compiler of leathern extremities for the good burghers and their wives.
 "Give o'er your gostering," said another; – "Non omnes qui citharam tenent, sunt citharædi. Many talk of Robin Hood who never shot from his bow. Know ye not 'tis Peggy's year, and her oblation hath not been rendered? Eschew therefore the rather your bravery until this night be overpast."[1]

Source notes

The passage occurs in Roby's retelling of 'The Demon of the Well'.




Also see