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Now he met a fair buxom lass in a shady lane, and each gave the other a merry word and passed their way; now he saw a fair lady upon an ambling pad, to whom he doffed his cap, and who bowed sedately in return to the fair youth; now he saw a fat monk on a pannier-laden ass; now a gallant knight, with spear and shield and armor that flashed brightly in the sunlight; now a page clad in crimson; and now a stout burgher from good Nottingham Town, pacing along with serious footsteps; all these sights he saw, but adventure found he none.
But the stranger turned the blow right deftly and in return gave one as stout, which Robin also turned as the stranger had done.
I must needs own thou art a brave and a sturdy soul and, withal, a good stout stroke with the cudgels.
And thou," quoth the stranger, laughing, "takest thy cudgeling like a brave heart and a stout yeoman.
But now the distant twigs and branches rustled with the coming of men, and suddenly a score or two of good stout yeomen, all clad in Lincoln green, burst from out the covert, with merry Will Stutely at their head.
Why, marry," answered jolly Robin, "yon stout fellow hath tumbled me neck and crop into the water and hath given me a drubbing beside.
Then Will and a score of yeomen leaped upon the stranger, but though they sprang quickly they found him ready and felt him strike right and left with his stout staff, so that, though he went down with press of numbers, some of them rubbed cracked crowns before he was overcome.
said the stout gentleman, when the citadel was taken, and the besiegers and besieged sat down to dinner.
Once or twice in his life it had happened to the stout man to encounter an idea which he could swallow at a gulp.
Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all?
I have detested blue eyes ever since, and blonde moustaches, and the whole stout easy-going type
Of course the boys could charge up it quicker than we could pedal, but I even heard the voice of their stout instructor growing louder through the mist.