Le Morte d'Arthur BOOK XVIII
Legends and Sagas
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.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER II How the queen commanded Sir Launcelot to avoid the court, and of the sorrow that Launcelot made.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER III How at a dinner that the queen made there was a knight enpoisoned, which Sir Mador laid on the queen.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER IV How Sir Mador appeached the queen of treason, and there was no knight would fight for her at the first time.
BOOK XVIII 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.
BOOK XVIII 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.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER VII How Sir Launcelot fought against Sir Mador for the queen, and how he overcame Sir Mador, and discharged the queen.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER VIII How the truth was known by the Maiden of the Lake, and of divers other matters.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER IX How Sir Launcelot rode to Astolat, and received a sleeve to wear upon his helm at the request of a maid.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER X How the tourney began at Winchester, and what knights were at the jousts; and other things.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XI How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine entered in the field against them of King Arthur's court, and how Launcelot was hurt.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XII How Sir Launcelot and Sir Lavaine departed out of the field, and in what jeopardy Launcelot was.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XIII How Launcelot was brought to an hermit for to be healed of his wound, and of other matters.
BOOK XVIII 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.
BOOK XVIII 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.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XVI How Sir Bors sought Launcelot and found him in the hermitage, and of the lamentation between them.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XVII How Sir Launcelot armed him to assay if he might bear arms, and how his wounds brast out again.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XVIII How Sir Bors returned and told tidings of Sir Launcelot; and of the tourney, and to whom the prize was given.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XIX Of the great lamentation of the Fair Maid of Astolat when Launcelot should depart, and how she died for his love.
BOOK XVIII 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.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XXI Of great jousts done all a Christmas, and of a great jousts and tourney ordained by King Arthur, and of Sir Launcelot.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XXII How Launcelot after that he was hurt of a gentlewoman came to an hermit, and of other matters.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XXIII How Sir Launcelot behaved him at the jousts, and other men also.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XXIV How King Arthur marvelled much of the jousting in the field, and how he rode and found Sir Launcelot.
BOOK XVIII CHAPTER XXV How true love is likened to summer.