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1550 - Anonymous - Welspoken Nobody

Allusion
Date c. 1550
Author Anonymous
Title The Welspoken Nobody
Mentions Many speak of Robin Hood that never shot in his bow [proverb]

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2015-09-19.

Allusion

Many speke of Roben hoode that neuer shott in his bowe
So many haue layed faultes to me, which J did neuer knowe,
But nowe beholde here J am
Whom all the worlde doeth diffame
Long haue they also shamed me
And locked my mouthe for speking free [1]

IRHB comments

The German original of this short poem was written by Jörg Schan. Taylor[2] cites another printing of this broadside which slightly different spelling and wording.


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