Le Morte d’Arthur: Volume 2 by Sir Thomas Malory

Le Morte D’Arthur

King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table

by Thomas Malory

IN TWO VOLS.—VOL. II


Contents

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CHAPTER XII. How Sir Tristram departed unarmed and met with Sir Palomides, and how they smote each other, and how Sir Palomides forbare him.
CHAPTER XIII. How that Sir Tristram gat him harness of a knight which was hurt, and how he overthrew Sir Palomides.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Tristram and Sir Palomides fought long together, and after accorded, and how Sir Tristram made him to be christened.

BOOK XIII.
CHAPTER I. How at the vigil of the Feast of Pentecost entered into the hall before King Arthur a damosel, and desired Sir Launcelot for to come and dub a knight, and how he went with her.
CHAPTER II. How the letters were found written in the Siege Perilous and of the marvellous adventure of the sword in a stone.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Gawaine assayed to draw out the sword, and how an old man brought in Galahad.
CHAPTER IV. How the old man brought Galahad to the Siege Perilous and set him therein, and how all the knights marvelled.
CHAPTER V. How King Arthur shewed the stone hoving on the water to Galahad, and how he drew out the sword.
CHAPTER VI. How King Arthur had all the knights together for to joust in the meadow beside Camelot or they departed.
CHAPTER VII. How the queen desired to see Galahad; and how after, all the knights were replenished with the Holy Sangreal, and how they avowed the enquest of the same.
CHAPTER VIII. How great sorrow was made of the king and the queen and ladies for the departing of the knights, and how they departed.
CHAPTER IX. How Galahad gat him a shield, and how they sped that presumed to take down the said shield.
CHAPTER X. How Galahad departed with the shield, and how King Evelake had received the shield of Joseph of Aramathie.
CHAPTER XI. How Joseph made a cross on the white shield with his blood, and how Galahad was by a monk brought to a tomb.
CHAPTER XII. Of the marvel that Sir Galahad saw and heard in the tomb, and how he made Melias knight.
CHAPTER XIII. Of the adventure that Melias had, and how Galahad revenged him, and how Melias was carried into an abbey.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Galahad departed, and how he was commanded to go to the Castle of Maidens to destroy the wicked custom.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Galahad fought with the knights of the castle, and destroyed the wicked custom.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Gawaine came to the abbey for to follow Galahad, and how he was shriven to a hermit.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Galahad met with Sir Launcelot and Sir Percivale, and smote them down, and departed from them.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Launcelot, half sleeping and half waking, saw a sick man borne in a litter, and how he was healed with the Sangreal.
CHAPTER XIX. How a voice spake to Sir Launcelot, and how he found his horse and his helm borne away, and after went afoot.
CHAPTER XX. How Sir Launcelot was shriven, and what sorrow he made and of the good ensamples which were shewed him.

BOOK XIV.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Percivale came to a recluse and asked counsel, and how she told him that she was his aunt.
CHAPTER II. How Merlin likened the Round Table to the world, and how the knights that should achieve the Sangreal should be known.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Percivale came into a monastery, where he found King Evelake, which was an old man.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Percivale saw many men of arms bearing a dead knight, and how he fought against them.
CHAPTER V. How a yeoman desired him to get again an horse, and how Sir Percivale’s hackney was slain, and how he gat an horse.
CHAPTER VI. Of the great danger that Sir Percivale was in by his horse, and how he saw a serpent and a lion fight.
CHAPTER VII. Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Percivale saw a ship coming to him-ward, and how the lady of the ship told him of her disheritance.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Percivale promised her help, and how he required her of love, and how he was saved from the fiend.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Percivale for penance rove himself through the thigh; and how she was known for the devil.

BOOK XV.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Launcelot came to a chapel, where he found dead, in a white shirt, a man of religion, of an hundred winter old.
CHAPTER II. Of a dead man, how men would have hewn him, and it would not be, and how Sir Launcelot took the hair of the dead man.
CHAPTER III. Of an advision that Sir Launcelot had, and how he told it to an hermit, and desired counsel of him.
CHAPTER IV. How the hermit expounded to Sir Launcelot his advision, and told him that Sir Galahad was his son.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Launcelot jousted with many knights, and how he was taken.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot told his advision to a woman, and how she expounded it to him.

BOOK XVI.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Gawaine was nigh weary of the quest of the Sangreal, and of his marvellous dream.
CHAPTER II. Of the advision of Sir Ector, and how he jousted with Sir Uwaine les Avoutres, his sworn brother.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Gawaine and Sir Ector came to an hermitage to be confessed, and how they told to the hermit their advisions.
CHAPTER IV. How the hermit expounded their advision.
CHAPTER V. Of the good counsel that the hermit gave to them.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Bors met with an hermit, and how he was confessed to him, and of his penance enjoined to him.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Bors was lodged with a lady, and how he took upon him for to fight against a champion for her land.
CHAPTER VIII. Of an advision which Sir Bors had that night, and how he fought and overcame his adversary.
CHAPTER IX. How the lady was returned to her lands by the battle of Sir Bors, and of his departing, and how he met Sir Lionel taken and beaten with thorns, and also of a maid which should have been devoured.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Bors left to rescue his brother, and rescued the damosel; and how it was told him that Lionel was dead.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Bors told his dream to a priest, which he had dreamed, and of the counsel that the priest gave to him.
CHAPTER XII. How the devil in a woman’s likeness would have had Sir Bors to have lain by her, and how by God’s grace he escaped.
CHAPTER XIII. Of the holy communication of an Abbot to Sir Bors, and how the Abbot counselled him.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Bors met with his brother Sir Lionel, and how Sir Lionel would have slain Sir Bors.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Colgrevance fought against Sir Lionel for to save Sir Bors, and how the hermit was slain.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Lionel slew Sir Colgrevance, and how after he would have slain Sir Bors.
CHAPTER XVII. How there came a voice which charged Sir Bors to touch him not, and of a cloud that came between them.

BOOK XVII.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Galahad fought at a tournament, and how he was known of Sir Gawaine and Sir Ector de Maris.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Galahad rode with a damosel, and came to the ship whereas Sir Bors and Sir Percivale were in.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Galahad entered into the ship, and of a fair bed therein, with other marvellous things, and of a sword.
CHAPTER IV. Of the marvels of the sword and of the scabbard.
CHAPTER V. How King Pelles was smitten through both thighs because he drew the sword, and other marvellous histories.
CHAPTER VI. How Solomon took David’s sword by the counsel of his wife, and of other matters marvellous.
CHAPTER VII. A wonderful tale of King Solomon and his wife.
CHAPTER VIII. How Galahad and his fellows came to a castle, and how they were fought withal, and how they slew their adversaries, and other matters.
CHAPTER IX. How the three knights, with Percivale’s sister, came unto the same forest, and of an hart and four lions, and other things.
CHAPTER X. How they were desired of a strange custom, the which they would not obey; wherefore they fought and slew many knights.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Percivale’s sister bled a dish full of blood for to heal a lady, wherefore she died; and how that the body was put in a ship.
CHAPTER XII. How Galahad and Percivale found in a castle many tombs of maidens that had bled to death.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Launcelot entered into the ship where Sir Percivale’s sister lay dead, and how he met with Sir Galahad, his son.
CHAPTER XIV. How a knight brought unto Sir Galahad a horse, and bade him come from his father, Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Launcelot was to-fore the door of the chamber wherein the Holy Sangreal was.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir launcelot had lain four-and-twenty days and as many nights as a dead man, and other divers matters.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot returned towards Logris, and of other adventures which he saw in the way.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Galahad came to King Mordrains, and of other matters and adventures.
CHAPTER XIX. How Sir Percivale and Sir Bors met with Sir Galahad, and how they came to the castle of Carbonek, and other matters.
CHAPTER XX How Galahad and his fellows were fed of the Holy Sangreal, and how Our Lord appeared to them, and other things.
CHAPTER XXI. How Galahad anointed with the blood of the spear the Maimed King, and of other adventures.
CHAPTER XXII. How they were fed with the Sangreal while they were in prison, and how Galahad was made king.
CHAPTER XXIII. Of the sorrow that Percivale and Bors made when Galahad was dead: and of Percivale how he died, and other matters.

BOOK XVIII.
CHAPTER I. Of the joy King Arthur and the queen had of the achievement of the Sangreal; and how Launcelot fell to his old love again.
CHAPTER II. How the queen commanded Sir Launcelot to avoid the court, and of the sorrow that Launcelot made.
CHAPTER III. How at a dinner that the queen made there was a knight enpoisoned, which Sir Mador laid on the queen.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Mador appeached the queen of treason, and there was no knight would fight for her at the first time.
CHAPTER V. How the queen required Sir Bors to fight for her, and how he granted upon condition; and how he warned Sir Launcelot thereof.
CHAPTER VI. How at the day Sir Bors made him ready for to fight for the queen; and when he would fight how another discharged him.
CHAPTER VII How Sir Launcelot fought against Sir Mador for the queen, and how he overcame Sir Mador, and discharged the queen.
CHAPTER VIII. How the truth was known by the Maiden of the Lake, and of divers other matters.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot rode to Astolat, and received a sleeve to wear upon his helm at the request of a maid.
CHAPTER X. How the tourney began at Winchester, and what knights were at the jousts; and other things.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine entered in the field against them of King Arthur’s court, and how Launcelot was hurt.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine departed out of the field, and in what jeopardy Launcelot was.
CHAPTER XIII. How Launcelot was brought to an hermit for to be healed of his wound, and of other matters.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Gawaine was lodged with the lord of Astolat, and there had knowledge that it was Sir Launcelot that bare the red sleeve.
CHAPTER XV. Of the sorrow that Sir Bors had for the hurt of Launcelot; and of the anger that the queen had because Launcelot bare the sleeve.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Bors sought Launcelot and found him in the hermitage, and of the lamentation between them.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot armed him to assay if he might bear arms, and how his wounds brast out again.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Bors returned and told tidings of Sir Launcelot; and of the tourney, and to whom the prize was given.
CHAPTER XIX. Of the great lamentation of the Fair Maid of Astolat when Launcelot should depart, and how she died for his love.
CHAPTER XX. How the corpse of the Maid of Astolat arrived to-fore King Arthur, and of the burying, and how Sir Launcelot offered the mass-penny.
CHAPTER XXI. Of great jousts done all a Christmas, and of a great jousts and tourney ordained by King Arthur, and of Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XXII. How Launcelot after that he was hurt of a gentlewoman came to an hermit, and of other matters.
CHAPTER XXIII. How Sir Launcelot behaved him at the jousts, and other men also.
CHAPTER XXIV. How King Arthur marvelled much of the jousting in the field, and how he rode and found Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XXV. How true love is likened to summer.

BOOK XIX.
CHAPTER I. How Queen Guenever rode a-Maying with certain knights of the Round Table and clad all in green.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Meliagrance took the queen and her knights, which were sore hurt in fighting.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Launcelot had word how the queen was taken, and how Sir Meliagrance laid a bushment for Launcelot.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Launcelot’s horse was slain, and how Sir Launcelot rode in a cart for to rescue the queen.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Meliagrance required forgiveness of the queen, and how she appeased Sir Launcelot; and other matters.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot came in the night to the queen and lay with her, and how Sir Meliagrance appeached the queen of treason.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Launcelot answered for the queen, and waged battle against Sir Meliagrance; and how Sir Launcelot was taken in a trap.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Launcelot was delivered out of prison by a lady, and took a white courser and came for to keep his day.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot came the same time that Sir Meliagrance abode him in the field and dressed him to battle.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Urre came into Arthur’s court for to be healed of his wounds, and how King Arthur would begin to handle him.
CHAPTER XI. How King Arthur handled Sir Urre, and after him many other knights of the Round Table.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot was commanded by Arthur to handle his wounds, and anon he was all whole, and how they thanked God.
CHAPTER XIII. How there was a party made of an hundred knights against an hundred knights, and of other matters

BOOK XX.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Agravaine and Sir Mordred were busy upon Sir Gawaine for to disclose the love between Sir Launcelot and Queen Guenever.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Agravaine disclosed their love to King Arthur, and how King Arthur gave them licence to take him.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Launcelot was espied in the queen’s chamber, and how Sir Agravaine and Sir Mordred came with twelve knights to slay him.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Launcelot slew Sir Colgrevance, and armed him in his harness, and after slew Sir Agravaine, and twelve of his fellows.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Launcelot came to Sir Bors, and told him how he had sped, and in what adventure he had been, and how he had escaped.
CHAPTER VI. Of the counsel and advice that was taken by Sir Launcelot and his friends for to save the queen.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Mordred rode hastily to the king, to tell him of the affray and death of Sir Agravaine and the other knights.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Launcelot and his kinsmen rescued the queen from the fire, and how he slew many knights.
CHAPTER IX. Of the sorrow and lamentation of King Arthur for the death of his nephews and other good knights, and also for the queen, his wife.
CHAPTER X. How King Arthur at the request of Sir Gawaine concluded to make war against Sir Launcelot, and laid siege to his castle called Joyous Gard.
CHAPTER XI. Of the communication between King Arthur and Sir Launcelot, and how King Arthur reproved him.
CHAPTER XII. How the cousins and kinsmen of Sir Launcelot excited him to go out to battle, and how they made them ready.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Gawaine jousted and smote down Sir Lionel, and how Sir Launcelot horsed King Arthur.
CHAPTER XIV. How the Pope sent down his bulls to make peace, and how Sir Launcelot brought the queen to King Arthur.
CHAPTER XV. Of the deliverance of the queen to the king by Sir Launcelot, and what language Sir Gawaine had to Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XVI. Of the communication between Sir Gawaine and Sir Launcelot, with much other language.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot departed from the king and from Joyous Gard over seaward, and what knights went with him.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Launcelot passed over the sea, and how he made great lords of the knights that went with him.
CHAPTER XIX. How King Arthur and Sir Gawaine made a great host ready to go over sea to make war on Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XX. What message Sir Gawaine sent to Sir Launcelot; and how King Arthur laid siege to Benwick, and other matters.
CHAPTER XXI. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine did battle together, and how Sir Gawaine was overthrown and hurt.
CHAPTER XXII. Of the sorrow that King Arthur made for the war, and of another battle where also Sir Gawaine had the worse

BOOK XXI.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Mordred presumed and took on him to be King of England, and would have married the queen, his father’s wife.
CHAPTER II. How after that King Arthur had tidings, he returned and came to Dover, where Sir Mordred met him to let his landing; and of the death of Sir Gawaine.
CHAPTER III. How after, Sir Gawaine’s ghost appeared to King Arthur, and warned him that he should not fight that day.
CHAPTER IV. How by misadventure of an adder the battle began, where Mordred was slain, and Arthur hurt to the death.
CHAPTER V. How King Arthur commanded to cast his sword Excalibur into the water, and how he was delivered to ladies in a barge.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Bedivere found him on the morrow dead in an hermitage, and how he abode there with the hermit.
CHAPTER VII. Of the opinion of some men of the death of King Arthur; and how Queen Guenever made her a nun in Almesbury.
CHAPTER VIII. How when Sir Lancelot heard of the death of King Arthur, and of Sir Gawaine, and other matters, he came into England.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot departed to seek the Queen Guenever, and how he found her at Almesbury.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Launcelot came to the hermitage where the Archbishop of Canterbury was, and how he took the habit on him.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Launcelot went with his seven fellows to Almesbury, and found there Queen Guenever dead, whom they brought to Glastonbury.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot began to sicken, and after died, whose body was borne to Joyous Gard for to be buried.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Ector found Sir Launcelot his brother dead, and how Constantine reigned next after Arthur; and of the end of this book.

GLOSSARY

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CHAPTER XII. How Sir Tristram departed unarmed and met with Sir Palomides, and how they smote each other, and how Sir Palomides forbare him.
CHAPTER XIII. How that Sir Tristram gat him harness of a knight which was hurt, and how he overthrew Sir Palomides.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Tristram and Sir Palomides fought long together, and after accorded, and how Sir Tristram made him to be christened.

BOOK XIII.
CHAPTER I. How at the vigil of the Feast of Pentecost entered into the hall before King Arthur a damosel, and desired Sir Launcelot for to come and dub a knight, and how he went with her.
CHAPTER II. How the letters were found written in the Siege Perilous and of the marvellous adventure of the sword in a stone.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Gawaine assayed to draw out the sword, and how an old man brought in Galahad.
CHAPTER IV. How the old man brought Galahad to the Siege Perilous and set him therein, and how all the knights marvelled.
CHAPTER V. How King Arthur shewed the stone hoving on the water to Galahad, and how he drew out the sword.
CHAPTER VI. How King Arthur had all the knights together for to joust in the meadow beside Camelot or they departed.
CHAPTER VII. How the queen desired to see Galahad; and how after, all the knights were replenished with the Holy Sangreal, and how they avowed the enquest of the same.
CHAPTER VIII. How great sorrow was made of the king and the queen and ladies for the departing of the knights, and how they departed.
CHAPTER IX. How Galahad gat him a shield, and how they sped that presumed to take down the said shield.
CHAPTER X. How Galahad departed with the shield, and how King Evelake had received the shield of Joseph of Aramathie.
CHAPTER XI. How Joseph made a cross on the white shield with his blood, and how Galahad was by a monk brought to a tomb.
CHAPTER XII. Of the marvel that Sir Galahad saw and heard in the tomb, and how he made Melias knight.
CHAPTER XIII. Of the adventure that Melias had, and how Galahad revenged him, and how Melias was carried into an abbey.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Galahad departed, and how he was commanded to go to the Castle of Maidens to destroy the wicked custom.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Galahad fought with the knights of the castle, and destroyed the wicked custom.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Gawaine came to the abbey for to follow Galahad, and how he was shriven to a hermit.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Galahad met with Sir Launcelot and Sir Percivale, and smote them down, and departed from them.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Launcelot, half sleeping and half waking, saw a sick man borne in a litter, and how he was healed with the Sangreal.
CHAPTER XIX. How a voice spake to Sir Launcelot, and how he found his horse and his helm borne away, and after went afoot.
CHAPTER XX. How Sir Launcelot was shriven, and what sorrow he made and of the good ensamples which were shewed him.

BOOK XIV.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Percivale came to a recluse and asked counsel, and how she told him that she was his aunt.
CHAPTER II. How Merlin likened the Round Table to the world, and how the knights that should achieve the Sangreal should be known.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Percivale came into a monastery, where he found King Evelake, which was an old man.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Percivale saw many men of arms bearing a dead knight, and how he fought against them.
CHAPTER V. How a yeoman desired him to get again an horse, and how Sir Percivale’s hackney was slain, and how he gat an horse.
CHAPTER VI. Of the great danger that Sir Percivale was in by his horse, and how he saw a serpent and a lion fight.
CHAPTER VII. Of the vision that Sir Percivale saw, and how his vision was expounded, and of his lion.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Percivale saw a ship coming to him-ward, and how the lady of the ship told him of her disheritance.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Percivale promised her help, and how he required her of love, and how he was saved from the fiend.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Percivale for penance rove himself through the thigh; and how she was known for the devil.

BOOK XV.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Launcelot came to a chapel, where he found dead, in a white shirt, a man of religion, of an hundred winter old.
CHAPTER II. Of a dead man, how men would have hewn him, and it would not be, and how Sir Launcelot took the hair of the dead man.
CHAPTER III. Of an advision that Sir Launcelot had, and how he told it to an hermit, and desired counsel of him.
CHAPTER IV. How the hermit expounded to Sir Launcelot his advision, and told him that Sir Galahad was his son.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Launcelot jousted with many knights, and how he was taken.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot told his advision to a woman, and how she expounded it to him.

BOOK XVI.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Gawaine was nigh weary of the quest of the Sangreal, and of his marvellous dream.
CHAPTER II. Of the advision of Sir Ector, and how he jousted with Sir Uwaine les Avoutres, his sworn brother.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Gawaine and Sir Ector came to an hermitage to be confessed, and how they told to the hermit their advisions.
CHAPTER IV. How the hermit expounded their advision.
CHAPTER V. Of the good counsel that the hermit gave to them.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Bors met with an hermit, and how he was confessed to him, and of his penance enjoined to him.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Bors was lodged with a lady, and how he took upon him for to fight against a champion for her land.
CHAPTER VIII. Of an advision which Sir Bors had that night, and how he fought and overcame his adversary.
CHAPTER IX. How the lady was returned to her lands by the battle of Sir Bors, and of his departing, and how he met Sir Lionel taken and beaten with thorns, and also of a maid which should have been devoured.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Bors left to rescue his brother, and rescued the damosel; and how it was told him that Lionel was dead.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Bors told his dream to a priest, which he had dreamed, and of the counsel that the priest gave to him.
CHAPTER XII. How the devil in a woman’s likeness would have had Sir Bors to have lain by her, and how by God’s grace he escaped.
CHAPTER XIII. Of the holy communication of an Abbot to Sir Bors, and how the Abbot counselled him.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Bors met with his brother Sir Lionel, and how Sir Lionel would have slain Sir Bors.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Colgrevance fought against Sir Lionel for to save Sir Bors, and how the hermit was slain.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Lionel slew Sir Colgrevance, and how after he would have slain Sir Bors.
CHAPTER XVII. How there came a voice which charged Sir Bors to touch him not, and of a cloud that came between them.

BOOK XVII.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Galahad fought at a tournament, and how he was known of Sir Gawaine and Sir Ector de Maris.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Galahad rode with a damosel, and came to the ship whereas Sir Bors and Sir Percivale were in.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Galahad entered into the ship, and of a fair bed therein, with other marvellous things, and of a sword.
CHAPTER IV. Of the marvels of the sword and of the scabbard.
CHAPTER V. How King Pelles was smitten through both thighs because he drew the sword, and other marvellous histories.
CHAPTER VI. How Solomon took David’s sword by the counsel of his wife, and of other matters marvellous.
CHAPTER VII. A wonderful tale of King Solomon and his wife.
CHAPTER VIII. How Galahad and his fellows came to a castle, and how they were fought withal, and how they slew their adversaries, and other matters.
CHAPTER IX. How the three knights, with Percivale’s sister, came unto the same forest, and of an hart and four lions, and other things.
CHAPTER X. How they were desired of a strange custom, the which they would not obey; wherefore they fought and slew many knights.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Percivale’s sister bled a dish full of blood for to heal a lady, wherefore she died; and how that the body was put in a ship.
CHAPTER XII. How Galahad and Percivale found in a castle many tombs of maidens that had bled to death.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Launcelot entered into the ship where Sir Percivale’s sister lay dead, and how he met with Sir Galahad, his son.
CHAPTER XIV. How a knight brought unto Sir Galahad a horse, and bade him come from his father, Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XV. How Sir Launcelot was to-fore the door of the chamber wherein the Holy Sangreal was.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir launcelot had lain four-and-twenty days and as many nights as a dead man, and other divers matters.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot returned towards Logris, and of other adventures which he saw in the way.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Galahad came to King Mordrains, and of other matters and adventures.
CHAPTER XIX. How Sir Percivale and Sir Bors met with Sir Galahad, and how they came to the castle of Carbonek, and other matters.
CHAPTER XX How Galahad and his fellows were fed of the Holy Sangreal, and how Our Lord appeared to them, and other things.
CHAPTER XXI. How Galahad anointed with the blood of the spear the Maimed King, and of other adventures.
CHAPTER XXII. How they were fed with the Sangreal while they were in prison, and how Galahad was made king.
CHAPTER XXIII. Of the sorrow that Percivale and Bors made when Galahad was dead: and of Percivale how he died, and other matters.

BOOK XVIII.
CHAPTER I. Of the joy King Arthur and the queen had of the achievement of the Sangreal; and how Launcelot fell to his old love again.
CHAPTER II. How the queen commanded Sir Launcelot to avoid the court, and of the sorrow that Launcelot made.
CHAPTER III. How at a dinner that the queen made there was a knight enpoisoned, which Sir Mador laid on the queen.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Mador appeached the queen of treason, and there was no knight would fight for her at the first time.
CHAPTER V. How the queen required Sir Bors to fight for her, and how he granted upon condition; and how he warned Sir Launcelot thereof.
CHAPTER VI. How at the day Sir Bors made him ready for to fight for the queen; and when he would fight how another discharged him.
CHAPTER VII How Sir Launcelot fought against Sir Mador for the queen, and how he overcame Sir Mador, and discharged the queen.
CHAPTER VIII. How the truth was known by the Maiden of the Lake, and of divers other matters.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot rode to Astolat, and received a sleeve to wear upon his helm at the request of a maid.
CHAPTER X. How the tourney began at Winchester, and what knights were at the jousts; and other things.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine entered in the field against them of King Arthur’s court, and how Launcelot was hurt.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine departed out of the field, and in what jeopardy Launcelot was.
CHAPTER XIII. How Launcelot was brought to an hermit for to be healed of his wound, and of other matters.
CHAPTER XIV. How Sir Gawaine was lodged with the lord of Astolat, and there had knowledge that it was Sir Launcelot that bare the red sleeve.
CHAPTER XV. Of the sorrow that Sir Bors had for the hurt of Launcelot; and of the anger that the queen had because Launcelot bare the sleeve.
CHAPTER XVI. How Sir Bors sought Launcelot and found him in the hermitage, and of the lamentation between them.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot armed him to assay if he might bear arms, and how his wounds brast out again.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Bors returned and told tidings of Sir Launcelot; and of the tourney, and to whom the prize was given.
CHAPTER XIX. Of the great lamentation of the Fair Maid of Astolat when Launcelot should depart, and how she died for his love.
CHAPTER XX. How the corpse of the Maid of Astolat arrived to-fore King Arthur, and of the burying, and how Sir Launcelot offered the mass-penny.
CHAPTER XXI. Of great jousts done all a Christmas, and of a great jousts and tourney ordained by King Arthur, and of Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XXII. How Launcelot after that he was hurt of a gentlewoman came to an hermit, and of other matters.
CHAPTER XXIII. How Sir Launcelot behaved him at the jousts, and other men also.
CHAPTER XXIV. How King Arthur marvelled much of the jousting in the field, and how he rode and found Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XXV. How true love is likened to summer.

BOOK XIX.
CHAPTER I. How Queen Guenever rode a-Maying with certain knights of the Round Table and clad all in green.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Meliagrance took the queen and her knights, which were sore hurt in fighting.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Launcelot had word how the queen was taken, and how Sir Meliagrance laid a bushment for Launcelot.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Launcelot’s horse was slain, and how Sir Launcelot rode in a cart for to rescue the queen.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Meliagrance required forgiveness of the queen, and how she appeased Sir Launcelot; and other matters.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Launcelot came in the night to the queen and lay with her, and how Sir Meliagrance appeached the queen of treason.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Launcelot answered for the queen, and waged battle against Sir Meliagrance; and how Sir Launcelot was taken in a trap.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Launcelot was delivered out of prison by a lady, and took a white courser and came for to keep his day.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot came the same time that Sir Meliagrance abode him in the field and dressed him to battle.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Urre came into Arthur’s court for to be healed of his wounds, and how King Arthur would begin to handle him.
CHAPTER XI. How King Arthur handled Sir Urre, and after him many other knights of the Round Table.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot was commanded by Arthur to handle his wounds, and anon he was all whole, and how they thanked God.
CHAPTER XIII. How there was a party made of an hundred knights against an hundred knights, and of other matters

BOOK XX.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Agravaine and Sir Mordred were busy upon Sir Gawaine for to disclose the love between Sir Launcelot and Queen Guenever.
CHAPTER II. How Sir Agravaine disclosed their love to King Arthur, and how King Arthur gave them licence to take him.
CHAPTER III. How Sir Launcelot was espied in the queen’s chamber, and how Sir Agravaine and Sir Mordred came with twelve knights to slay him.
CHAPTER IV. How Sir Launcelot slew Sir Colgrevance, and armed him in his harness, and after slew Sir Agravaine, and twelve of his fellows.
CHAPTER V. How Sir Launcelot came to Sir Bors, and told him how he had sped, and in what adventure he had been, and how he had escaped.
CHAPTER VI. Of the counsel and advice that was taken by Sir Launcelot and his friends for to save the queen.
CHAPTER VII. How Sir Mordred rode hastily to the king, to tell him of the affray and death of Sir Agravaine and the other knights.
CHAPTER VIII. How Sir Launcelot and his kinsmen rescued the queen from the fire, and how he slew many knights.
CHAPTER IX. Of the sorrow and lamentation of King Arthur for the death of his nephews and other good knights, and also for the queen, his wife.
CHAPTER X. How King Arthur at the request of Sir Gawaine concluded to make war against Sir Launcelot, and laid siege to his castle called Joyous Gard.
CHAPTER XI. Of the communication between King Arthur and Sir Launcelot, and how King Arthur reproved him.
CHAPTER XII. How the cousins and kinsmen of Sir Launcelot excited him to go out to battle, and how they made them ready.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Gawaine jousted and smote down Sir Lionel, and how Sir Launcelot horsed King Arthur.
CHAPTER XIV. How the Pope sent down his bulls to make peace, and how Sir Launcelot brought the queen to King Arthur.
CHAPTER XV. Of the deliverance of the queen to the king by Sir Launcelot, and what language Sir Gawaine had to Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XVI. Of the communication between Sir Gawaine and Sir Launcelot, with much other language.
CHAPTER XVII. How Sir Launcelot departed from the king and from Joyous Gard over seaward, and what knights went with him.
CHAPTER XVIII. How Sir Launcelot passed over the sea, and how he made great lords of the knights that went with him.
CHAPTER XIX. How King Arthur and Sir Gawaine made a great host ready to go over sea to make war on Sir Launcelot.
CHAPTER XX. What message Sir Gawaine sent to Sir Launcelot; and how King Arthur laid siege to Benwick, and other matters.
CHAPTER XXI. How Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine did battle together, and how Sir Gawaine was overthrown and hurt.
CHAPTER XXII. Of the sorrow that King Arthur made for the war, and of another battle where also Sir Gawaine had the worse

BOOK XXI.
CHAPTER I. How Sir Mordred presumed and took on him to be King of England, and would have married the queen, his father’s wife.
CHAPTER II. How after that King Arthur had tidings, he returned and came to Dover, where Sir Mordred met him to let his landing; and of the death of Sir Gawaine.
CHAPTER III. How after, Sir Gawaine’s ghost appeared to King Arthur, and warned him that he should not fight that day.
CHAPTER IV. How by misadventure of an adder the battle began, where Mordred was slain, and Arthur hurt to the death.
CHAPTER V. How King Arthur commanded to cast his sword Excalibur into the water, and how he was delivered to ladies in a barge.
CHAPTER VI. How Sir Bedivere found him on the morrow dead in an hermitage, and how he abode there with the hermit.
CHAPTER VII. Of the opinion of some men of the death of King Arthur; and how Queen Guenever made her a nun in Almesbury.
CHAPTER VIII. How when Sir Lancelot heard of the death of King Arthur, and of Sir Gawaine, and other matters, he came into England.
CHAPTER IX. How Sir Launcelot departed to seek the Queen Guenever, and how he found her at Almesbury.
CHAPTER X. How Sir Launcelot came to the hermitage where the Archbishop of Canterbury was, and how he took the habit on him.
CHAPTER XI. How Sir Launcelot went with his seven fellows to Almesbury, and found there Queen Guenever dead, whom they brought to Glastonbury.
CHAPTER XII. How Sir Launcelot began to sicken, and after died, whose body was borne to Joyous Gard for to be buried.
CHAPTER XIII. How Sir Ector found Sir Launcelot his brother dead, and how Constantine reigned next after Arthur; and of the end of this book.

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