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In summer when the shaws be sheen
A Little Jest of Robin Hood and the Monk — ninety quatrains (abab)
Title(s): A Little Jest of Robin Hood and the Monk
Subjects: Robin Hood; monks
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 128v-135v
First Lines:
In somer when þe shawes be sheyn
And leves be large and long…
Last Lines:
…god þat is [euer] crowned kyng
bryng vs all to his blisse Amen
Editions:
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: No. 119, 3.97-101.
Hartshorne, Charles Henry. Ancient Metrical Tales. London: W. Pickering, 1829: 179.
Ritson, Joseph. Robin Hood. 2 vols. 2nd ed., by Joseph Frank London: Pickering, 1832; orig. published 1795: 2.231.
Gutch, John Matthew. A lytell geste of Robin Hood…. London: Longman, 1847: 2.7-20.
Jamieson, Robert. Popular Ballads and Songs…. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Cadell and Davies; London: J. Murray, 1806: 2.54.
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: 5.1-16.
Sargent, Helen Child, and George Lyman Kittredge. English and Scottish Popular Ballads. Cambridge edition of the Poets. London: Harrap, 1904: 282-6.
Gummere, Francis Barton. Old English Ballads. Boston: Ginn, 1894: 77-90.
Leach, Edward, ed. The Ballad Book. New York: Harper, 1955: 340-9.
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 328-44.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 414-22.
2.Source: Untraced, Present whereabouts unknown Bagford Ballads, a single leaf
Editions:
Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. in 10 parts. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882-98: No. 119, 3.97-101.