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32 THE MAEEIAGE OF SIK GAWAINE.
Betwixt an oke and a greene hollen; ss
She was clad in red Scarlett.
Then there as shold have stood her mouth,
Then there was sett her eye ;
The other was in her forhead fast,
The way that she might see. «
Her nose was crooked, & turnd outward, Her mouth stood foule a-wry ; A worse formed lady then shee was, Neuer man saw with his eye.
To halch vpon him, King Arthur, «
This lady was full faine ; But King Arthur had forgott his lesson, What he shold say againe.
" What knight art thou," the lady sayd,
" That wilt not speake to me ? "
Of me [be] thou nothing dismayd,
Tho I be vgly to see.
" For I haue halched you curteouslye,
And you will not me againe ;
Yett I may happen, Sir knight," shee said, re
" To ease thee of thy paine."
" Giue thou ease me, lady," he said, " Or helpe me any thing,