The Garland of Good-will

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Percy Society, 1852 - 147 pages

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Page 99 - Crabbed age and youth Cannot live together ; Youth is full of pleasance, Age is full of care : Youth like summer morn, Age like winter weather ; Youth like summer brave, Age like winter bare. Youth is full of sport, Age's breath is short, Youth is nimble, age is lame. Youth is hot and bold, Age is weak and cold ; Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Page 118 - If our foes ye may be termed, Gentle foes we have you found : With our city, you have won our hearts each one, Then to your country bear away, that is your own.
Page 103 - Met you not with my true love By the way as you came? How shall I know your true love, That have met many a one, As I went to the holy land, That have come, that have gone?
Page 32 - WHEN Arthur first in court began, And was approved king ; By force of arms great victories won, And conquest home did bring ; Then into Britain straight he came, Where fifty good and able Knights then repaired unto him, Which were of the Round Table.
Page 119 - I have neither gold nor silver To maintain thee in this case ; And to travel is great charges, As you know, in every place.
Page 118 - Thou hast set this present day my body free, But my heart in prison still remains with thee.' ' How shouldst thou, fair lady, love me, Whom thou know'st thy country's foe? Thy fair words make me suspect thee: Serpents lie where flowers grow.
Page 117 - WILL you hear a Spanish lady, How she woo'd an English man? Garments gay as rich as may be, Deck'd with jewels, had she on : Of a comely countenance and grace was she, Both by birth and parentage of high degree.
Page 35 - And I desire thee do thy worst.' ' Ho, ho !' quoth Tarquin, ' tho : One of us two shall end our lives Before that we do go. ' If thou be Lancelot du Lake, Then welcome shalt thou be.
Page 80 - And at that time thro' all the land the speeches went, The marquess should married be Unto a noble lady of high descent, And to the same all parties did agree. The marquess sent for...
Page 119 - Here comes all that breeds the strife ; I in England have already A sweet woman to my wife : I will not falsify my vow for gold nor gain, Nor yet for all the fairest dames that live in Spain.

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