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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...knight, and soone thyselfe
prepaire To batteile, if thou meane her love to gayn. Loe, loe
already how the fowles in aire Doe flocke, awaiting shortly to
obtayn Thy carcas for their pray, the guerdon of thy payn.' nit And
therewithall he fiersly at him flew, And with importune outrage him
assayld; Who, soone prepard to field, his sword forth drew, And him
with equall valew countervayld: Their mightie strokes their
haberjeons dismayld, And naked made each others manly spalles; The
mortall steele despiteously entayld Deepe in their flesh, quite
through the yron walles, That a large purple streame adowne their
giambeux falles. m Cymochles, that had never mett before So
puissant foe, with envious despight His prowd presumed force
increased more, Disdeigning to bee held so long in fight. Sir
Guyon, grudging not so much his might As those unknightly raylinges
which he spoke, With wrathfull fire his corage kindled bright,
Thereof devising shortly to be wroke, And doubling all his powres
redoubled every stroke. Both of them high attonce their handes
enhaunst, And both attonce their huge blowes down did sway.
Cymochles sword on Guyons shield yglaunst, And thereof nigh one
quarter sheard away; But Guyons angry blade so fiers did play On
th' others helmett, which as Titan shone, That quite it clove his
plumed crest in tway, And bared all his head unto the bone;
Wherewith astonisht, still he stood as sencelesse stone. ma Still
as he stood, fayre Phaedria, that beheld That deadly daunger, soone
atweene them ran; And at their feet her selfe most humbly feld,
Crying with pitteous voyce, and count'nance wan, 'Ah, well away
most noble Lords, how can Your cruell eyes endure so pitteous
sight, To shed your lives on ground? Wo worth the man, That first
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