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THE FAERIE QUEENE. BOOK VI. (CONTINUED.)
THE SIXTH BOOKE OF
THE FAERIE QUEENE
CONTAYNING THE LEGEND OF SIR CALIDORE, OR OF COURTESIE.
Calidore sees young Tristram slay
WHAT vertue is so fitting for a Knight,
Thereto great helpe Dame Nature selfe doth lend:
That well in courteous Calidore appeares ;
A tall young man, from thence not farre away,
Him stedfastly he markt, and saw to bee
A goodly youth of amiable grace,
And them beside a Ladie faire he saw
Standing alone on foote in foule array; To whom himselfe he hastily did draw To weet the cause of so uncomely fray, And to depart them, if so be he may : But, ere he came in place, that Youth had kild That armed Knight, that low on ground he lay; Which when he saw, his hart was inly child With great amazement, and his thought with wonder fild.
Buskins he wore of costliest cordwayne,
Pinckt upon gold, and paled part per part,
That first unto his hand in chase did happen neare.