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(without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... book xiv gramoflanz F now the gallant Gawain a knightly joust
would ride, Tho' never I feared for his honour yet I fear what may
now betide. And tho' dear be the other's safety yet never a doubt I
know, For he who in strife would face him an army had found for
foe. O'er far seas, in the land of paynim, his helmet was fashioned
fair, 5 And ruby-red was his harness, and the trappings his charger
bare. So rode he in search of adventure, and his shield it was
pierced thro'--He had plucked for his helm a garland, and the tree
where the garland grew Was the tree that Gramoflanz guarded; and
Gawain knew the wreath again, And he thought, did the king here
wait him it were counted to him for 10 shame, If hither for strife
he had ridden then strife there perforce must be, Tho' alone were
the twain, and no lady the fate of their jousting see. From
Monsalvasch they came, the chargers, which each of the knights
bestrode, And they spurred them alike to a gallop, and each 'gainst
the other rode, On the dewy grass of the meadow, not the sand of
the Tourney ring, 1S Should the joust this morn be ridden; and I
ween, as their deeds I sing, I had mourned for the harm of
either--'Twas a fair joust they rode that morn, Of a race that
fought fair and knightly was each gallant hero born; And little had
been his winning, great his loss, who there won the prize, And
ne'er had he ceased to mourn it, if he were in his calling wise. 20
For faith had they pledged to each other, nor of old time, nor yet
to-day, Had their love and their truth been wounded--Now hear how
they fought the fray: Swiftly they rode, yet in such wise that each
knight must mourn his fate--For kinsman and knightly brethren, in
strength of foeman's hate, 25 In strife had come together; and he
who this joust should win H...
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