Take up the tale," quoth
Umslopogaas; "it is a merry one.
Gurth; ``expound that to me, Wamba, for my brain is too dull, and my mind too vexed, to read riddles.
Ask your pardon, sir, you would be very wrong," quoth
His name shall be altered," quoth William Stutely, "And I will his godfather be: Prepare then a feast, and none of the least, For we will be merry," quoth he.
This fresh breeze stirs the blood, my lads," quoth he, "and I would be seeing what the gay world looks like in the direction of Nottingham town.
Now," quoth Robin, "will I go too, for fain would I draw a string for the bright eyes of my lass and a butt of good October brewing.
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
he, "that's for me," and soon rooted it out from beneath the straw.
It would indeed be a bad thing if we had not our brave archers to bring wealth and kindly customs into the country," quoth Dame Eliza, on whom the soldier's free and open ways had made a deep impression.
I fear that you are yet a 'prentice to that trade," quoth the soldier; "for there is no child over the water but could answer what you ask.
the King, "If I might catch False and Flattery or any of their masters, I would avenge me on the wretches that work so ill, and would hang them by the neck and all that them abet.
Do you hear there," quoth
the squire, "what her ladyship says?