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THE MARRIAGE OF SIR GAWAINE. 37
" Both to the ale and wine ; Alas ! then I must hyde my selfe, i«a
I must not goe withinne."
And then bespake him gentle Gawaine,
Said, " Lady, thats but a skill;
And because thou art my ovvne lady,
Thou shalt haue all thy will." m
Then she said, " blessed be thou, gentle Gawaine, This day that I thee see; For as thou see me att this time, From hencforth I wil be.
" My father was an old knight, 175
And yett it chanced soe, That he married a younge lady, That brought me to this woe.
" Shee witched me, being a faire young lady, To the greene forrest to dwell; i*>
And there 1 must walke in womans liknesse, Most like a feeind of hell.
" She witched my brother to a carlist b . . . . [About nine stanzas wanting.^
That looked soe foule, and that was wont
On the wild more to goe. »