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" Till Glutton had gulped down a gallon and a gill. He had no strength to stand, till he his staff had; Then 'gan he to go like a gleeman's hitch, Sometimes to the side, sometimes to the rear, Like a man laying lines to catch hirds with. "
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Piers the Ploughman - Page 49
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An Introduction to English Medieval Literature

Charles Sears Baldwin - Anglo-Saxon literature - 1914 - 261 pages
...was thrown to the ground. Clement the cobbler caught Glutton by the middle, And for to hit him aloft laid him on his knees; And Glutton was a great churl and grim in the lifting. With all the woe of this world his wife and his daughter Bare him home to his bed and brought him therein....
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An Introduction to English Medieval Literature

Charles Sears Baldwin - English literature - 1914 - 261 pages
...birds with. When he drew to the door, then dimmed his eyes; And athwart the threshold he was thrown to the ground. Clement the cobbler caught Glutton by the middle, And for to lift him aloft laid him on his knees; And Glutton was a great churl and grim in the lifting....
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Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Selected Poems

William Allan Neilson - English poetry - 1916 - 442 pages
...Sometimes to the side, sometimes to the rear, Like a man laying lines to catch birds with. еб When he drew to the door, then his eyes grew dim, 200 He stumbled...him on his knees; And Glutton was a great churl, and griui in the lifting, And coughed up a caudle in Clement's lap, That the hungriest hound in Hertfordshire...
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A History of English Literature

William Allan Neilson, Ashley Horace Thorndike - English literature - 1924 - 467 pages
...rear, Like a man laying lines to catch birds with. When he drew to the door, then hie eyes grew dim, He stumbled at the threshold, and threw to the ground....great churl, and grim in the lifting, And coughed up a caudle in Clement's lap, That the hungriest hound in Hertfordshire Durst not lap that loathsomeness,...
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Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

William Allan Neilson, Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster - English poetry - 1916 - 442 pages
...the rear, Like a man laying lines to catch hirds with. ' A lotertng ; B louryng ; C lateryng. When he drew to the door, then his eyes grew dim, 200 He stumbled...great churl, and grim in the lifting, And coughed up a caudle in Clement's lap, That the hungriest hound in Hertfordshire Durst not lap that loathsomeness,...
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Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

William Allan Neilson, Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster - English poetry - 1916 - 442 pages
...man laying lines to catch hirds with. 1 A lotering ; B louryng; 0 .'•.•i."-.;•ii•;. When he drew to the door, then his eyes grew dim, 200 He stumbled...threshold, and threw to the ground. Clement the cobbler canght Glutton by the middle, And to lift him up he laid him cm his knees; And Glutton was a great...
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