1545 - Ascham, Roger - Toxophilus
|Mentions||Robin Hood; [archery]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-07. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-07.
It is my wont alwaies my bowe with me to beare
Marginal note to the line quoted in the quotation: "Euripid. in Alcest."
The first work in the English language on the practice of archery, Toxophilus is in the form of a dialogue between Philologus and Toxophilus. The words in the quotation as far as "TOX" are spoken by Philologus. Having decided that archery is appropriate for laymen, Philologus and Toxophilus are here discussing whether it is also an acceptable activity for scholars. At this point, Philologus is not yet convinced this is the case.
- Not in: Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976).
- Not in: 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.