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In summer when the leaves spring
‘Robyn Hode and the Potter’ — about eighty quatrains
Note: Rhyme muddled or partly prosified.
Title(s): ‘Robyn Hode and the Potter’
Subjects: Robin Hood; dialogues
Versification: — four-line — irregular



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.4.35, Part I, ff. 14v-19
First Lines:
In schomer when the leves spryng
The bloschens on euery bowe…
Last Lines:
…God haffe mersey on Roben hodys sette
& saffe all god yemanrey
Attributed Title: Expleycyt Robyn hode (f. 19)
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Robin Hood: a collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads now extant. 2 vols. London: Egerton, 1795: 1.82-96.
Gutch, John Matthew. A lytell geste of Robin Hood…. London: Longman, 1847: 2.23-35.
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 5.18-32.
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: no. 121, 3.109-14.
Sargent, Helen Child, and George Lyman Kittredge. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Cambridge edition of the Poets. London: Harrap, 1904: 289-93.
Leach, Edward, ed. The Ballad Book. New York: Harper, 1955: 352-60.