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XIX.

When Gawayn glyзt on pt gay, pt gcio9ly loked,
Wyth leue lazt of pe lorde he went hem azaynes;
þe alder he haylfes, heldande ful lowe,

pe loueloker he lappez a lyttel i armez,
He kyffes hir comlyly, & kny3tly he melez;

pay kallen hy of a quoỹtaūce, & he hit quyk afkez
To be her feruaut fothly, if hem felf lyked.
pay tan hy bytwene hem, wyth talkyg hý leden
To chambre, to chemne, & chefly þay afken
Spycez, þat vn-fparely me speded hom to bryg,
& þe wyne-lych wyne p9 wt vche tyme.
pe lorde luflych aloft lepez ful ofte,
Myned m'the to be made vpon mony syþez,
Hent hezly of his hode, & on a spere henged,
& wayned hom to wyne be worchip þer of,
þat most myrpe my3t mene p' crystenmas whyle;

" & I schal fonde, bi my fayth, to fylt wyth þe best,
Er me wont þe wedez, wt help of my frendez."
Þ9 wyth lazande lotez pe lorde hit tayt' makez,
For to glade f Gawayn w' gomnez i halle,
Til þat hit watz tyme,

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þe kýg comaudet lyzt,

f Gawen his leue con nyme,

& to his bed by dizt.

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On þe morne, as vch mon mynez þat tyme, þat dryztyn for oure deftyne to deze watz borne, Wele waxez i vche a won i worlde, for his fake; So did hit þere on þat day, þur3 dayntes mony; [fol. 104b.] Bope at mes & at mele, messes ful quaynt ;

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Derf men vpon dece, dreft of þe best.
þe olde aŭcian wyf hezeft ho fyttez;
pe lorde lufly herby lent, as I trowe;
Gawan & þe gay burde to-geder þay seten,
Euen i myddez, as be meffe metely come;
& fypen þurz al þe fale, as hem best semed,
Bi vche grome at his degre grypely watz ferued.
Þ9 watz mete, þer wat; myrpe, þ watz much ioye,
þat for to telle perof hit me tene were,
& to poynte hit zet I pyned me pauēture;
Bot zet I wot þat Wawen & pe wale burde
Such comfort of her compaynye cazten to-geder,
purz her dere dalyaūce of her derne wordez,
Wyth clene cortays carp, closed fro fylpe;

& hor play wat; paffande vche prynce gomen,
Trūpez & nakerys,

Much pypyg þ repayres,

Vche mō tented hys,

& pay two tēted payres.

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Much dut watz þer dryuen þat day & þat op, & pe pryd as pro pronge i peraft?;

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pe ioye of fayn Jone3 day wat3 gentyle to here,

& watz be last of þe layk, leudez þer þozten.
per wer geftes to go vpon þe gray morne,
For by wonderly pay woke, & þe wyn dronken,
Daused ful drezly wyth dere carole; ;

At þe last, when hit watz late, þay lachen her leue,
Vchon to wende on his way, þat watz wyze stronge.
Gawan gef hy god-day, þe god mō hy lachchez,
Ledes hy to his awen chambre, pe chyne byfyde,
& þere he drazez hy on dryze, & derely hy þonkkez,

Of þe wyne worschip & ' he hy wayned hade,
As to hono his ho9 on þat hyze tyde,

& enbelyfe his burz wt his bele chere.

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"I wyffe f, quyl I leue, me worþez þe better, [fol. 105.] pat Gawayn hatz ben my geft, at godde; awen feft." "Gant merci' f," q Gawayn, "i god fayth hit is Al be hono" is yo" awen, þe heze kÿg yow zelde; & I am wyze at yo" wylle, to worch yo'e heft, As I am halden p9 to, i hyze & i loze,

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Then frayned be freke ful fayre at him felue,
Quat derne dede had hy dryuen, at þat dere tyme,
So kenly fro pe kýgez kourt to kayre al his one,
Er þe halidayez holly were halet out of tou?

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"For fope f," q þe fegge, "ze fayn bot þe trawþe;
A heze ernde & a hafty me hade fro po wone3;
For I am fūned my felfe to sech to a place,

I wot' i worlde wheder warde to wende, hit to fynde;
I nolde, bot if I hit negh my3t on nwzeres morne,
For alle pe londe i wyth Logres, fo me oure lorde help!
For by, f, þis enqueft I require yow here,

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Þat ze me telle wt trawpe, if eu? ze tale herde
Of þe grene chapel, quere hit on groūde ftondez,
& of þe knyzt þat hit kepes, of colo" of grene?
þ9 watz ftabled bi statut a steuen v9 by-twene,
To mete þat mon at þt mere, 3if I my3t laft;
& of þat ilk nwzere bot neked now wontez,
& I wolde loke on þat lede, if god me let wolde,
Gladloker, bi goddez fū, þē any god welde !
For þi I wyffe, bi 30wre wylle, wende me bi-houes,
Naf I now to bufy bot bare pre dayez,

& me als fayn to falle feye as fayly of my ernde."
pēne lazande q pe lorde, "now leng þe by-houes,
For I schal teche yow to pa terme bi pe tymez ende,
pe grene chapayle vpon groūde, greue yow no more;
Bot
зе schal be i yowre bed, burne, at þy ese,

Quyle forth dayez, & ferk on þe fyrst of þe zere,

[fol. 105b.] & cum to þat merk at mydmorn, to make quat yow likez,

Dowellez whyle new 3eres daye,

& rys, & rayke; þēne,

Mō schal yow fette i waye,

Hit is not two myle hene."

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XXIII.

pēne watz Gawan ful glad, & gomenly he lazed,"Now I ponk yow pryuandely þurz alle op þÿge, Now acheued is my chaūce, I fchal at yo wylle Dowelle, & ellez do quat ze demen."

pēne fefed hý þe fyre, & fet hy byfyde, Let þe ladiez be fette, to lyke he þe bett'; per watz feme folace by hem felf stille;

pe lorde let for luf lotez fo myry,

As wy3 þat wolde of his wyte, ne wyft quat he myzt.

pēne he carped to þe knyzt, criande loude,

“3e han demed to do þe dede þat I bidde;

Wyl ze halde pis hes here at þys onez ?" "ze f, for fope," fayd pe fegge trwe,

Whyl I byde i yowre borze, be bayn to 30we' heft." "For 3e haf trauayled," q þe tulk, "towen fro ferre,

& fypen waked me wyth, ze arn not wel waryst, Naup of fostnauce ne of flepe, foply I knowe; 3e schal lenge i yo" lofte, & lyze i yo efe,

To morn quyle pe meffe-quyle, & to mete wende,

When ze wyl, wyth my wyf, þat wyth yow schal fitte,

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& comfort yow w' compayny, til I to cort torne,

& I fchal erly ryse,

On hūtyg wyl I wende."
Gauayn gntez alle þyfe,
Hy heldande, as þe hende.

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