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His brother not long after being made bigb sheriff, prevailed to have Gamelyn indicted for the violent outrage committed upon his person.

Gamelyn having leave from the outlaws, made his personal appearance, upon which he was attach'd, and committed to prison : but Sir Ote. (or Otis] offering bail for his appearance to take. his trial, he was released, and returned to the outlaws.

Gamelyn not appearing precisely at the time appointed, his eldest brother pack'd a jury to his mind, with two corrupt Judges : and they were very near passing sentence of death upon Sir Otis, for Gamelyn's non appearance: But 'he came opportunely with his outlaws, to save his brother's life.

Gamelyn ascended the place of judicature, ordered the Chief Justice to give place to him, and upon his refusal, he with his sword cleft his jaw bone, threw him over the bar, and broke his arm. After that, he ordered the other Judge, his brother, and the jurors to be set to the bar, where after a short trial, he passed sentence of death upon them all, which was immediately put in execution.

After which, he and his outlaws made the best of their way towards the Kings who pardoned them all, promoted Sir Otis and Gamelyn to great honours, and received the outlaws into favour.

The conclusion of the quarrel betwixt Oliver and Orlando proved much more favourable.


“ The childè that was yinge « Christ'is curse, more he havin “ That clepith me gadlyng ; “ I am no wors gadlyng than the, " Parde ne no wors wight, “ But born I was of a lady, “ And gotten of a knyght, “ Ne durft he not to Gamelyn “ Not oo foot ferthir go, [00, con, one] " But clepid to him his meine, {retinue or men " And seide to them the

servants) « Goith and betith wele this boy, “ And ravith him his wit, “ And let him lere an other time [lere, learn] “ To answerin me bett."-Coke's Tale, 201, &c.

Act 2. sc. 2. p. 294.
Oliver. Wilt thou lay bands on me, villain ?

Orlando. I am no villain ; I am the youngest Son of Sir Rowland du Bois; he was my father, and be is thrice a villain, that says, such a fatber begot villains. Wert not thou my brother, I would not take this band from thy throat, till this other bad pulld out thy tongue, for saying fo; thou haft rail'd on tbyfelf.] Alluding to the Proverb, “ It is an ill bird that bewrays it's own nest.” Τον οίκε θησαυρον διαβάλλει». . Ray's Proverbs, Entire Sentences, P: 102. See Coke's Tale, 226, &c.

Sc. 4. p. 298.

Those that she makes honeft, jhe makes very ill-favoured.] “ She makes very ill favouredly.Folio 1632.

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marcelcore pipes. Notes upon SHAKESPEARE, &c. 163 Sc. 4. p. 299:

Clown. Stand you both fortb now, froke your chins, and swear by your beards, that I am a knave.] An expression ufed by Grangoufier to his son Guragantua, [Rabelais book 1. chap. 13.]' “ Now

go on in thy bum fodder discourse, and by

my beard I swear, that for one punchion, :56

Chaucer in his Coke's Tale of Gamelyn, 580, &c. makes the porter swear by God's beard.

“ Then answerid him the porter,
“ And swore by Goddis berde
“ Thou ne shalt frende Gamelyn
“ Comin into this yerde."

Sc. 5. p. 300.

Well said, that was laid on with a trowel.] A proverbial expression for a great 'lie. See Ray's Proverbial Phrases, p. 89.

Sc. 5. p. 300.

Le Beu. You amaze me, ladies, I would have told you of good wrestling, which you have lojt the fight of.

Roj. Yet tell us the manner of the wrestling.

Le Beu. I will tell you the beginning, and if it please your ladyships, you may see the end, for the best is yet to do.

Celia. Well, the beginning that is dead and buried.

Le Beu. There comes an old man and his three sons.

The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles the Duke's wrestler, which Charles in a moment threw him, and broke three of his ribs, that there is little


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hope of life in bim: so he serv'd the second, and so the third, yonder they lie ; the poor old man their father making such pitiful dole over them, that all the beholders take his part with weeping.] This, with the following scene, and part of the third, are taken from the following lines in Tbe Coke's Tale of Gamelyn, 340, &c.

“ There happid to be there beside
Tryid a wrastiling,

And therefore there was yfettin “ A ram and als a ring.

And Gamelyn was in a will,

To wendè thereunto, “ For to previn his mighte, and se " What that he couthè do. “ Now brothir myne që Gamelyn, “ By holie Seint Richere “ Thou mustè nedis léne to night [lend] “ Me a litil coursere, " That is freshè to the sporis

Upon him for to ride, “ I mustin on an errand go “ A littil here beside. “ Be God; saidè his brother tho, “ Of stedis in my stall

Goith, and chesith the the best, “And sparith none of alle « Of stedis or of courseris “ That stondith 'hem beside,

Fai cits “ And tellith me my gode brothir « Whithar thou wiltè ride. " Here besidis brothir, is

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