For an outlawe this is the lawe: That men hym take and binde, Without pity hanged to be
And waver with the winde. If I had need (as God forbede!)
What rescue could ye finde? Forsooth, I trow, ye and your bow
For fear would draw behinde: And no mervayle, for littel avayle
Were in your council than; Wherefore I will to the grene wode go
Alone a banyshed man.
Right well know ye, that women be
But feeble for to flght; No womanhede it is indede
To be bolde as a knight. Yet, in such fear if that ye were,
With enemys day .or nyght, I would withstande with bow in bande
To grieve them as I myght And you to save, as women have
From death men many one; For in my minde of all mankinde
I love but you alone.
c. Geestelijke Liederen. 8. Kerstlied.
1. Wildi horen singen Enen sueten sanc. Van Jesus, die ic geerne sange, Al wortet lanc,