The Tale of Gamelyn; From the Harleian Ms. No. 7334, Collated with Six Other Mss

The Tale of Gamelyn; From the Harleian Ms. No. 7334, Collated with Six Other Mss

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...might in myn armes, To haue i-put hem fro me thei wolde haue do me harmes.' 'Gamelyn, ' sayde his brother ' be thou nought wroth, 145 For to seen the haue harm it were me right loth; I ne dide it nought, brother but for a fondyng, For to loken if thou were strong and art so ying.' 'Com a-doun than to me and graunte me my bone Of 00 thing 1 wil the aske and we schul saughte sone.' 150 Doun than cam his brother that fykil was and fel, 12. All but III. have his; HI. the. 129, 130. HI. eyje, pleyje; the rest eye, pleye. 133. The MSS. omit final e in soughte, as it is elided. 143. Cp. hadde I had; HI. had I hadde. 144. HI. he; the rest thei. 148. HarI. (1758) Ln. if; Pt. wher; the rest or. 150. HI. Cp. Ln. Of; HarI. (1758) Of 00; RI. Of a; SI. Ofo; Pt. Ofoon. 151, 152. Ln. fel, pestel; the rest felle, pestelle. And was swithe sore agast of the pestel. He seyde, 'brother Gamelyn aske me thy boone, And loke thou me blame but I it graunte sone.' Thanne seyde Gamelyn ' brother, i-vys, 155 And we schulle ben at oon thou most me graunte this: Al that my fader me byquath whil he was on lyue, Thou most do me it haue jif we schul nat stryue.' 'That schalt thou haue, Gamelyn I swere by Cristes ore! Al that thi fader the byquath though thou woldest haue more; 160 Thy lond, that lyth laye ful wel it schal be sowe, And thyn howses reysed vp that ben leyd so lowe.' Thus seyde the knight to Gamelyn with mowthe, And thoughte eek on falsnes as he wel couthe. The knight thoughte on tresoun and Gamelyn on noon, 165 'And wente and kiste his brother and, whan they were at oon, Alias! jonge Gamelyn nothing he ne wiste With which a false tresoun his brother him kiste! Litheth, . and lesteneth and holdeth your tonge, And ye schul heere talkyng of Gamelyn the yonge. more

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