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Wes neuer fundun on fold, but fenzeing or fabill,
Ane farayr floure on ane feild of fresch men, in fay,
Mony fterne our the streit ftertis on stray.
Thair baneris fchane with the fone, of filuer and fabill,
And vthir glemyt as gold, and gowlis fo gay;
Of filuer and faphir schirly þai schane;
Ane fair battell on breid,
Merkit our ane fair meid,
Our fellis, in fane.
With spurris fpedely þai speid,
The king faris with his folk, our firthis and fellis,
Feill dais or he fand of flynd or of fyre;
Bot deip dalis bedene, dovnis and dellis,
Withoutin beilding of blis, of bern, or of byre ;
That thay weildit in wone;
pt fuld thair bute ben.
Reffet couth thai find none,
As thay walkit be the syde of ane fair well,
1 Tpt, ed.
With torris and turatis, teirfull to tell,
Bigly batollit about with wallis fa he;
The yettis war clenely kepit with ane caftell;
For his hie renoune,
To by vs vittale boune*,
For money to meid."
Schir Kay carpit to the king, courtes and cleir,
Syne hynt to ane hie hall,
That wes aftalit with pall;
And payntit with pride.
Weill wroght wes the wall,
The fylour deir of the deife dayntely wes dent,
I fend, ed.
2 bonne, ed.
Bright letteris of gold blith vnto blent,
Makand mecioune quha maist of manhede couth' mele;
He saw nane levand leid vpone loft lent,
Nouthir lord, na lad, leif ye the lele.
The renk raikit in the faill, riale and gent,
pt wōdir wifly wes wroght, with wourschip & wele;
The berne befely and bane blenkit hym about;
He saw throu ane entre,
Charcole in ane chymne,
Birnand full ftout.
Ane bright fyre couth he fe,
Ane duergh braydit about, befily and bane,
With raris, quhil the rude hall reirdit agane.
With that come girdand, in grief, ane wounder' grym fire ;
Body stalwart and strang,
That fege wald fit with none wrang,
Of berne that wes borne.
I couh, ed. 4augir, ed.
3 clanght, ed.
5 wound, ed.
The knyght carpit to schir Kay, cruel and kene,
Or thou wend of this wane wemeles away!"
Schir Kay wes haifty, and hate, and of ane hie will;
"Schort amendis will I mak,
Thi schore compt I noght' ane caik;
Traist wele thair till."
Thair vith the grume, in his grief, leit gird to schir Kay,
He wes fa aftonayt with the straik, in ftede quhare he lay
Hyit' hym hard throu the hall, to his haiknay,
The renk restles he raid to Arthour the king;
Said, "lord, wendis on your way,
1 noghr, ed.
It helpis na thing."
• Byit, ed.
Than fpak schir Gawane the gay, gratious and gude,
The knyght că raithly in ryde;
Reynit his palfray of pryde,
Quhe he ves lightit doun.
Schir Gawyne gais furth the gait, pts graithit wes gay,
"I am send to your felf, ane charge for to say,
To by vittale at will,
Alfe deir as fegis will fell,
Payand the price."
2 lighit, ed.
3 pe, ed.
+ faill, ed.