The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical

The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...VI. The daflard, that did heare himfelfe defyde, Secm'd not to weigh his threatfull words at all, But laught them out, as if his greater pryde J3-oi VIt Did fcorne the challenge of fo bafe a thrall Or had no courage, or elfe had no gall: So mwch the more was Calepine offended, That him to no revenge he forth could call, But both his challenge and himfelfe contemncl Ne cared as a" coward fo to be condemned. XXXVII. But he nought weighing what he fayd or did, Turned his fteede about another way, And with his lady to the caftle rid Where was his won; ne did the other ftay, But after went directly as he may, For his ficke-charge fome harbour there to fcek?; Where he, arriving with the fall of day, Drew to the gate and there with prayers meekc, And myld entreaty, lodging for her did befeeke. XXXVIII. But the rude porter, that no manners had, Did fhut the gate againft him in his face, And entraunce boldly unto him forbad; Narheleffe the knight now in fo needy cafe6 Gan him entreat even with fubmiffion bafe, And humbly praid to let them in that night; Who to him aunfwer'd, that there was no place Of lodging fit for any errant knight, Unlelfe that with his lord he formerly did fight. xxxix. " Full loth am I," quoth he, as now at earft, " When day is fpent, and reft us needeth moft, " And that this lady, both whofe fides are pearft " With wounds, is ready to forgo the ghoft; " Ne would I gladly combate with mine hoft, " That fliould to me fuch ojrtefie afford, " Unleffe-that i were thereunto enforft; " But yet aread-to me, how hight thy lord, " That doth thus ftrongly ward the Caftle of the Ford." XL, ." His name," quoth he, " if that thou lift tc " learne, " Ts more

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