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1829 - Roby, John - Traditions of Lancashire (1)

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Date 1829
Author Roby, John
Title Traditions of Lancashire
Mentions Robin Hood; Pindar of Wakefield; Friar of Fountain's Abbey; Clim of the Clough; Ranulph of Chester; Sir Lancelot of the Lake; Beavis of Southampton; by Sir Roger of Calverly.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-20.

Allusion

As it drew on towards eventide, the mirth increased. The rude legendary ballads of Sir Lancelot of the Lake, Beavois [sic] of Southampton, Robin Hood, The Pindar of Wakefield, and the Friar of Fountain's Abbey, Clim of the Clough, Ranulph of Chester, his Exploits in the Holy Land, together with the wondrous deeds of war and love performed by Sir Roger of Calverly, had been sung and recited to strange and uncouth music. Carols, too, were chanted between whiles in a most unreverend fashion. A huge Christmas pie, made in the shape of a cratch or cradle, was placed on the board. This being accounted a great test of orthodoxy, every one was obliged to eat a slice, lest he should be suspected of favouring the heretical tenets then spreading widely throughout the land.[1]

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IRHB's brackets. The passage occurs in Roby's retelling of 'The Black Knight of Ashton'.

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