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LIV.

The kyng to Carelele es comeñ, wt knyghttis fo kene,
"To halde his' Rownde Tabitt, one ryalle arraye;

'Those knyghtes, pt were3 wondede full* wathely, als3 I wene, [fol. 161.] Surgeons 'sanede thaym°, fothely to saye.

Bothe 'comforthede thaym thañ', the kynge and the qwene,
Thay ware dubbyde dukes bothe one a daye;

'And ther f Galleron® weddid his wyfe, 'pt femly & schene',

With gyftis, and 'gerfoms, of f Gawayne" the gaye.

'And thus those hathefts" wt haldis that hende;

And when he was faned", and " fownde,

680

pay made 'hym fworne to f Gawane i pt ftownde, 'Vn titt "his lyues ende. 'And fytheñ1, a knyghte of þe Tabitte Rownde,

LV.

'Dame Gayno garte befyly' wryte îo to be weste,
To 'atte 'man'e of relygeous, to rede and to synge;
Priftes with proceffyons [to py were prest,
Wt a mylion of'] meffis, to make hir menyge;
'Dukes, erles, barouns, and' bechoppes of the beste,
Thurgħe 'atte Yglande scho garte make menynge'.
'And thus this ferlyes by-fette in a foreste,
Vndir an" holte fo bare", at an " hunttynge;

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7 con

10 garfons, fir

LIV. And al pe.
2 pe wees. 3 wereñ. 4 fo. 5 Om. 6 fone faued.
fortes pe knightes. There he. 9 flonkeft [read wlonkeft], I wene.
8
Galeron. 11 pus pat hapel in hi3. 12 Om. 13 faued. 14 Om. 15 fir Galeroñ. 16 Om.
17 To.

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Om. 3 pe. + proceffion. 6 pe. 7 Boke-lered meñ.

LV.- Wayno gared wifely.
brackets are omitted in MS. L.
befely pe burde gared rynge. 10 pis ferely bifelle in Englond. 11 a.

5 The words within 8 Om. 9 al Bretayne

12 hore. 13 a.

Swylke" hunttynge in 'holtis sulde noghte beñ" hyde:

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Thus to 'pe foreftes pay fure,

Steryñ" knyghttis 'and fture1 ;

And 19 in pe tym of Arthure

This awntir by-tyd.

This ferly by-felle, full fothely to sayne,
In Yggillwode forefte, at þe Ternwathelayne'.

EXPLICIT.

14 Suche a..

15 haaft is not to be.

16 forest.

17 pes fterne.

18 in ftore.

1 These two lines are not in MS. D.

19 Om.

The Knightly Tale

of

Golagros and Gawane.

The Knightly Tale of Golagros and Gawane.

I

I.

N the tyme of Arthur, as trew men me tald,

The king turnit on ane tyde towart Tufkane,
Hym to feik our þe sey, that saiklese wes fald,
The fyre þat fendis all feill, futhly to fane;
With banrentis, baroūis', and bernis full bald,
Biggaft of bane and blude, bred in Britane.
Thai walit out werryouris, with wapinnis to wald,
The gayeft grumys on grund, with geir þat myt gane,
Dukis, and digne lordis, douchty and deir;

Sembillit to his fumovne,

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Renkis of grete renovne,

Of gold þat wes cleir.

Cumly kingis with crovne,

II.

Thus the royale can remove, with his Round Tabill,

Of all riches maist rike, in riall array;

1 baroms, ed. 1508.

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