Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages, Volume 16

Percy society, 1846

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Página 18 - To hys lorde he can meene, And preyed hym that he wolde hym leene Wepyn, armowre and stede, " For at the justyng wolde y bene To kythe me with the knyghtys kene, My body for to blede!" Syr Barnard seyde, " What haste thou thoght? Of justyng canste thou ryght noght, For thou art not of age.
Página 13 - The childe by the honde scho nam, And sayed to hym, " Lemman dere, Men wenes I be thy faderes fere: By hym that made sone and mone, He ne hade nevere with me done, No nevere more he ne schal; My body, maydenhod and alle, I have tokyn hyt to the, To do with what thy wille bee.
Página 84 - Thare-to goos a good rede ; He schal be markyd as was he, Tak and bete out two or thre.' ' Dame,' quod he, ' by sayent Joon, I nyl bet out never on.' ' Sire,' quod scho, ' by sayent Marie, Yf thou ne wolt nowt than schal I.
Página 41 - Hym thought for sorow he myght dee: Anoon the way he nam, And byfore the emperour cam, And sayed. " My lord, syr emperour, God the save and thyn honour!" The emperour answerde anoon, " A ! tratour, thow art that oon That I bytook my sone teche, And he hase loste hys speche, And wolde have lyne by my wyf : 131° He schal dee, by my lyf !"
Página 74 - Hit was a emperour, A man of ful mykil honour, And hadde seven clerkys wyse, And broghten up a usage, That dyde swyth gret damage. Who so anny swevene by nyght, O morne when the day was bryght, And rych gyftis with hym nam, For the clerkis schuld telle Of the sweven that walde byfalle, aso° And wannyn riches to hare byhove, And broghten men in mysbyleve.
Página 15 - That was hys owne honowre. In that tyme, certaynly, Dyed the kyng of Hungary, And was beryed y-wys; He had no heyre hys londes to welde, But a doghtyr of vij. yerys elde, — Hur name Helyne ys; Sche was whyte os blossome on flowre, Mery and comely of colowre, And semely for to kysse: 63° When hur fadur was dede, Moche warre began to sprede Yn hur lande alle abowte; Therfore sche ys gevyn to rede, To take a lorde to rewle and to lede Hur londe wyth hys rowte; A nobulle knyght, that cowde or myght...
Página xxxvi - Fabliaux, tom. v. p. 56); it forms the ninety-eighth chapter of the Gesta Romanorum ; and it appears in the Cento novelle antiche, and in the Novelle of Giraldi Cinthio. (2.) The story of a painter is related by the lady, to show the perversity of the men. A certain painter, who was of a very amorous disposition, fell in love with the portrait of a woman of surpassing beauty, and after many enquiries learnt that it was the portrait of a concubine of a vizier of Ispahan. He immediately left his home,...
Página 80 - Hyt was a knyght a riche schyreve, That was lot hys wyf to greve. He sate a daye by hys wyf, And in hys honde helde a knyf, At schort wordis for to telle, In gamen bothe as thay felle, With a lytil croume knyfe The schyref woundyt hys wyf, And took to hym so myche sorowe, That he deyd oppon the morowen.
Página 10 - That in the foreste was by-stadd there; He toke hur up fulle curtesly, And hur sone that lay hur by, And home he can them lede: He let hur have wemen at wylle, To tent hur, and that was skylle, And broght hur to bede; What so evyr sche wolde crave, Alle sche myght redyly hyt have, Hur speche was sone spedd. 45° They crystenyd the chylde with grete honowre, And callyd hyt Tryamowre, Of hyt they were fulle gladd. A norse they gatt hyt untylle, Sche had mekylle of hur wylle They dud as sche them badd;...

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