Torrent of Portyngale

Torrent of Portyngale

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Excerpt: ... they at myd mete was, On the other day at none. 1190 His squiers habite he had, Whan) he to the deyse yad, With oute couped shone, Torrent lays Slongus's head on the table. And the hede on) the bord he laid: 'Lo, sir kyng, hold this, ' he said, 1195 'Or ellis wroth we anon)!' 43 They sett still at the bord, None of hem spake one word, But ryght that he had done. 1198. They spake nether ylle ne good add. (!) MS. TORRENT CLAIMS DESONELL, AND HALF PORTUGAL. (104) Torrent at the syde bord stode: 1200 Torrent proclaims the promise of the King of Portugal 'Lystonyth, lordynges, gentill of blood, For the love of god all -myght: to give him Desonell, and half Portugal, if he slew Slongus. The kyng heyght me his doughter dere, To ffyght with a ffendys ffere, That wekyd was and wight, 1205 To wed her to my wyffe, And halffe his kyngdome be his liffe, And after his days all his ryght. f. 96b. Lokyth, lordys, you among, 1210 Whether he do me ryght or wrong!' 1210 Tho waried hym) both kyng & knyght. 1211. & ky, struck out, add. MS. (105) The King of Aragon Tho said the kyng of Aragon, i-wys: 'Torrent, I wiste no thing of thys, A gret maister arte thou!' The kyng sware be seynt Gryffen): 1215 'With a sword thou shalte her wynne, Or thou haue her nowe: says his son has wedded Desonell. For why, my son to her was wed, Gret lordys to churche her led, 1220 I take wittnes of all you.' 1220 'Kyng Calamond, haue good day, He will be revenged on the King of Portugal. Thou shalt i-bye it, and I may, To god I make avowe.' 1220. you alle MS. (106) The Emperoure of Rome ther was, Be-twene thes kynges gan) he passe 1225 And said: 'Lordys, as sone, 44 To settle the quarrel, This squier, that hath brought this hede, The kyng had wend he had be dede, And a-venturly gan) he gone: 1230 the Emperor suggests a fight between 2 Champions. I rede you take a day of ryghtes, 1230 And do it vppon) two knyghtes, And let no man) be slon)!' Gret...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236703715
  • 9781236703712