1587 - Churchyard, Thomas - Worthiness of Wales

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Date c. 1587
Author Churchyard, Thomas
Title The Worthines of Wales
Mentions Robin Hood; a jest [Gest?]; old wives' tales; King Arthur

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-16. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.


And though we count, but Robin Hood a Jest,
And old wiues tales, as tatling toyes appeare:
Yet Arthurs raigne, the world cannot denye,
Such proofe there is, the troth thereof to trye:
That who so speakes, against so graue a thing,
Shall blush to blot, the shame of such a King.[1]

IRHB comments

Original in black letter, except the words here italicized being in Roman type.




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