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Sir sheriff for thy sake
Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham: fragment of a drama — 42 lines in couplets
Subjects: Robin Hood
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.2.64 (not in James) [olim W. Aldis Wright; olim Le Neve (Norroy)], f. 1
First Lines:
Syr sheryffe for thy sake
Robyn hod wull y take
I wyll the gyffe and fee
This be heste þu holde me…
Last Lines:
…Opy[n] the yatis laste anon
And [ ]e thow thovys ynne good…
Note: Single leaf with verse text on recto only; receipt on reverse; 19th-century transcript by Stukeley ed. bad key, 321-2; 19th-century transcript by Bradshaw ed. Child (1857), 5.429-30; Child (1882), 3.90; Manly (1897), 1.279-81.
Facsimiles:
Greg, Walter Wilson. Blackfriars Records. Malone Society Collections 2, pt. 1. Oxford: OUP, 1913: 1.120-4.
Davis, Norman. “Introduction.” Non-Cycle Plays and Fragments and the Winchester Dialogues. Facsimiles of plays and fragments in various manuscripts and the Dialogues in Winchester College MS 33. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 5. Leeds: University of Leeds School of English, 1979: 75-8.
Editions:
Greg, Walter Wilson. Blackfriars Records. Malone Society Collections 2, pt. 1. Oxford: OUP, 1913: 120-4.
Adams, Joseph Quincy. Chief Pre-Shakespearean Dramas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924: 345-6.