E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Robin and Makyne (2 syl.).
An ancient Scottish pastoral. Robin is a shepherd for whom Makyne sighs. She goes to him and tells her love, but Robin turns a deaf ear, and the damsel goes home to weep. After a time the tables are turned, and Robin goes to Makyne to plead for her heart and hand; but the damsel replies