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He tened quen he schulde telle,

He groned for gref & grame ;

be blod i his face con melle,

When he hit fchulde fchewe, for fchame.

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Lo! lorde," q þe leude, & pe lace hondeled,

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pis is þe bende of þis blame I bere [in] my nek,

pis is pe lape & þe loffe, þat I lazt haue,

Of couardife & couetyfe, þat I haf cast pare,

þis is þe token of my trawþe, þat I am tan īne,

& I mot nedez hit were, wyle I may last;

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For non may hyden his harme, bot vnhap ne may hit,

For p hit onez is tachched, twyne wil hit neu"."

þe kýg comfortez þe knyzt, & alle þe cot als, Lazen loude pat, & luflyly acorden,

pat lordes & ladis, pt longed to þe Table,

Vche burne of þe brop-hede a bauderyk schulde haue,
A bende, a belef hy a-boute, of a bryzt grene,

& þat, for fake of þat fegge, i fwete to were.
For þat watz acorded þe renou of þe Roude Table,
& he honored þat hit hade, eu? more aft",
As hit is breued i þe best boke of romaūce.
þ9 i Arthur9 day pis aut' bitidde,
pe Brut9 bokef p of beres wyttenesse;

Sype Brut, pe bolde burne, bozed hider fyrst,
Aft' be fegge & pe afaute watz fefed at Troye,
Mony aut❜ez here bi-forne,

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The Awntyrs of Arthure at the Terne Mathelyne.

[fol. 154.]

Here bygynnes The awntyrs of Arthure at the

Terne Wathelyñ.

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N 'Kyng Arthure tym' ane awntir by-tyde,

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By the 'Terne Wahethelyñ, als the buke tellis,

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Als' he to Carelele was cōmen, that conqueroure kyde, With dukes, and wt ducheperes, þat wt þat dere duellys, For' to hunte at the herdys, þat lange hafe bene hyde;

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And one a daye pay pam" dighte to be depe dellis,

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To fette" of pe femmales, in pe's forefte 'wele frythede",
Faire 'in the fernyfone tyme, by frythis", and fellis.

Thus to be wode are" thay wente, the wlonkeste in wedys,
Bothe the kynge, and the qwene,
And all be doghety by-dene,--
Syr Gawane, gayeste one grene,-

Dame Gayenoure he ledis.

I.- the tyme of Arthur, MS. Douce. • Turnewathelañ, as.
5 This word omitted. 6 pe. 7 Om. 8 had. 9 Om. 10 hem.
13 and frydde.
14 by pe firmyfchamis, in frithes. 15 Om.

3 Whañ.
11 fall'.

4 and.

12 Om.

16 arn.

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And' thus f Gawane pe gay, dame Gayeno" he ledis,
In a glet'ande gyde, þat glemet full gaye;
With riche rebanes reuerffede, 'who pts righte redys,
Raylede w rubes, 'one royalle' arraye;

Hir hude 'was of hawe' hewe, pt hir hede hydys,
'Wroghte wt peloure, and patte, and perrye to paye;
Schruedede' in a fchorte cloke, þat the rayne fchrydes",
Sett ou wt fafyrs, full" fothely to saye.

'And thus wondirfully was att þe wyghtis wedys1o,
Hir faditt femyde" of þat ilke,

'Semlely fewede wti2 fylke;

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Gayely fcho" glydis.

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III.

Thus' alle in glet'ande golde gayely scho2 glydis
The gates, wtf Gawane, by a' grene wette;
'Nane bot hym felfe, one a blonke, 'by pt birde bydis,
That borne was in Burgoyne, by buke, & by bette;
He ledde pt lady so lange by 'pofe landez fydys,
Sythen' vndir a 'lorere fcho lyghte, lawe by a fette;
Sir Arthure, wt his erles, full" ernestly rydis,
To teche 'pam to paire triftis, trewely" to tette.

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pe
fides.
III.-1 Om.
lawe. 7 Om.

II.-1 Om. 2 Om. s ho fo. 4 of riall'. werk, of. 7 Schurde. 8 fhedes. 9 Om. 11 fette. 12 Saude with fambutes of.

5 of a herde. 6 Of pillor, of pal10 With faffres & feladynes, fet by 13 as. 14 fhe.

2 ho. 3 pe.

* And pat burne, on his.

with the Quene.

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pe

8 lorre pey.

9 And. 10 Om. 11 hem to her triftres, pe trouthe for.

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