1575 - Gascoigne, George - Fruits of War
|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, 2021-01-07.
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.
Marginal note to "Fanteries": "footmen".
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-11.
- 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; see p. 281, dated 1579, source title cited as The Posies.
- Gascoigne, George; Cunliffe, John W., ed. The Complete Works of George Gascoigne (Cambridge, 1907-10), vol. I, pp. 139-84; see p. 171.