Adam — “And called,” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, i. 1. 224. An allusion to one of the three noted outlaws, famous for their skill in archery, who figure in the spirited and picturesque ballad entitled Adam Bel, Clym of the Cloughe, and Wyllyam of Cloudesle. See in Ritson's Anc. Pop. Poetry, and in Percy's Rel. of A. E. Poetry, vol. i. p. 154, ed. 1794.
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