Three Early English Metrical Romances: With an Introduction and Glossary

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THE AVOWYNGE OF KING ARTHER, SIR GAWAN, SIR KAYE, AND SIR BAWDEWYN OF BRETAN.

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I.

He that made vs on the mulde,
And fair fourmet the folde,
Atte his wille, as he wold;
The see, and the sande;
Giffe hom joy, that wille here,
Of duʒti men, and of dere,
Of haldurs, that be-fore vs were,
That lifd in this londe.
One was Arther the kinge,
With-owtun any letting,
With him was mony lordinge,
Hardi of honde;
Wite and war ofte thay were,
Bold vndur banere,
And wiʒte weppuns wold were,
And stifly wold stond.


II.

This is no fantum, ne no fabulle,
ʒe wote wele of the Rowuntabulle,
Of prest men, and priueabulle,
Was holdun in prise;

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  • Title Page iii
  • Council Of The Camden Society, For the Year 1841-2. v
  • Introduction. vii
  • Description of the Manuscript. xxxvii
  • The Anturs of Arther at the Tarnewathelan. 1
  • Sir Amadace. 27
  • The Avowynge of King Arther, Sir Gawan, Sir Kaye, and Sir Bawdewyn of Bretan. 57
  • Notes. 94
  • Glossary. 111
  • Corrigenda, &c. 131
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