Gateway to the Classics: Oxford Book of English Verse, Part 1 by Arthur Quiller-Couch
Oxford Book of English Verse, Part 1 by  Arthur Quiller-Couch

The True Knight

For knighthood is not in the feats of warre,

As for to fight in quarrel right or wrong,

But in a cause which truth can not defarre:

He ought himself for to make sure and strong,

Justice to keep mixt with mercý among:

And no quarrell a knight ought to take

But for a truth, or for a woman's sake

— Stephen Hawes
d. 1523   

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