Well, today in my AP English Language class, we talked about humor. One of the reasons I love Robin Hood? Its humor. Here's some fun witty dialogue for the day!
Also, question for my loyal readers...would you like to see a breakdown of why exactly I am so in love with this ancient legend of the outlaw who was right?
"But there will be rare sport on the third day," said Much, "for there is to be archery at a mark, after the sword-play on foot, and the prize for the best archer is a silver bugle and a silver arrow feathered with gold."
"A good prize," said Robin thoughtfully, "and I count that the Sheriff's man Hubert will hope to win it."
"He is afraid of one of the men who comes with Count John," said Much, "a leary fellow with a squint they call Henry--"
"Do they call the fellow Henry, or the squint, Much?" interrupted Little John, who was listening.
"Nay, but a pest on thy jokes," said Much, amid laughter.
~Robin Hood by Vivian
"You are a tanner, I take it?" said Robin. "Ah, sad news indeed have I heard concering a new law against all tanners."
"New law? Sad news?" Arthur-a-Bland's face fell and he looked suddenly anxious.
"All tanners who drink too much ale and beer are to be set in the stocks," declared Robin, keeping a straight face with difficulty.
"Drinking ale and beer!" roared Arthur, nearly falling off his horse with laughter. "By the Mass, you'll lose no freedom by that."
"Oh yes you will," said Robin. "You'll lose the freedom of your legs. That is the law -- of Nature!"
~The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Green
Prince John: "You think you're overtaxed, eh?"
Robin: "Overtaxed, overworked, and paid off with a knife, a club, or a rope."
Marian: "Why, you speak treason."
~The Adventures of Robin Hood by Warner Bros, 1938
What are some of your favorite lines?