1913 - Lawrence, D H - Sons and Lovers
|Title||Sons and Lovers|
|Mentions||Robin Hood's Well [High Park Wood, Moorgreen, Nottinghamshire]|
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-03-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-12.
Carston, Waite and Co. found they had struck on a good thing, so, down the valleys of the brooks from Selby and Nuttall, new mines were sunk, until soon there were six pits working. From Nuttall, high up on the sandstone among the woods, the railway ran, past the ruined priory of the Carthusians and past Robin Hood’s Well, down to Spinney Park, then on to Minton, a large mine among corn-fields; from Minton across the farm-lands of the valley side to Bunker’s Hill, branching off there, and running north to Beggarlee [p. 10:] and Selby, that looks over at Crich and the hills of Derbyshire; six mines like black studs on the countryside, linked by a loop of fine chain, the railway.
The passage occurs early in ch. 1, "The early married life of the Morels". Robin Hood's Well is included on the map of "Eastwood and surrounding villages, c. 1900" on p. 474 of the 2006 Penguin Classics edition. P. 477 n. 9:13: the real place-names corresponding to Lawrence's "Nuttall", "Spinney Park", "Minton", "Bunker's Hill", "Beggarlee" and "Selby" are Watnall, High Park, Moor Green, Plumptre, Brinsley and Selston. P. 477 n. 9:17: The original of "Carston, Waite and Co." is the Erewash valley mining firm of Barber, Walker & Co.
Three passsages in Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) refer to Robin Hood's Well under the name of "John's Well". See the page on Robin Hood's Well (High Park Wood, Moorgreen). The Delphi Classics Complete Works of D. H. Lawrence Kindle edition has "farm lands" for "farm-lands".
- Not included in Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 315-19.
- Outside scope of 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.
- Lawrence, D.H.; Baron, Helen, ed.; Baron, Carl, ed.; Morrison, Blake, introd. Sons and Lovers (Penguin Classics) (London etc., 2006), pp. 9-10, and see pp. 474, 477 nn. 9:13 and 9:17
- Lawrence, D.H. Complete Works of D. H. Lawrence (Series One). Version 10 ([s.l.], ©2015), Kindle Locations 9741-9746.