Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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SIR LANCELOT DU LAKE.                   59
" And tell to me what I shall ask ;"
" Say on," quoth Lancelot tho; " Thou art," quoth Tarquin, " the best knight That ever I did know ;
" And like a knight that I did hate;               ss
So that thou be not he, ■ I will deliver all the rest,
And eke accord with thee."
" That is well said," quoth Lancelot then ; ' " But sith it must be so,                                       so
What is the knight thou hatest thus ? I pray thee to me show."
" His name is Lancelot du Lake, He slew my brother dear; Him I suspect of all the rest;                             93
I would I had him here."
" Thy wish thou hast, but yet unknown ; I am Lancelot du Lake! Now knight of Arthur's Table Round,
King Ban's son of Benwake;                    100
"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.
91, 30. 100, Kind Haud's son of Seuwake.

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