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1575 - Gascoigne, George - Fruits of War

Allusion
Date 1575
Author Gascoigne, George
Title The Fuites of Warre
Mentions Yea Robin Hood (variant of proverbial expression: Good even, good Robin Hood)

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-07-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.

George Gascoigne presenting his work Hermetes the Heremyte to Queen Elizabeth (from Lee, Sidney, ed.; Onions, Charles Talbut, ed.; Raleigh, Walter, ed. Shakespeare's England: an Account of the Life and Manners of his Age (Oxford, 1932), plate facing p. 188.

Allusion

Yea Robyn Hoode, our foes came downe apace,
And first they chargde another Forte likewise,
Alphen I meane, which was a stronger place,
And yet to weake to keepe in warlike wise:
Five other bandes of English *Fanteries, footemen.
Were therein set for to defend the same,
And them they chargde for to beginne the game.[1]

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Marginal note to "Fanteries": "footmen".[2]

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