Le Morte d'Arthur BOOK XIX CHAPTER XIII

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CHAPTER XIII

How there was a party made of an hundred knights against
an hundred knights, and of other matters


THEN Arthur made a party of hundred knights to be
against an hundred knights.  And so upon the morn they
jousted for a diamond, but there jousted none of the
dangerous knights; and so for to shorten this tale, Sir
Urre and Sir Lavaine jousted best that day, for there was
none of them but he overthrew and pulled down thirty
knights; and then by the assent of all the kings and
lords, Sir Urre and Sir Lavaine were made knights of the
Table Round.  And Sir Lavaine cast his love unto Dame
Felelolie, Sir Urre's sister, and then they were wedded
together with great joy, and King Arthur gave to everych
of them a barony of lands.  And this Sir Urre would
never go from Sir Launcelot, but he and Sir Lavaine
awaited evermore upon him; and they were in all the
court accounted for good knights, and full desirous in
arms; and many noble deeds they did, for they would
have no rest, but ever sought adventures.

Thus they lived in all that court with great noblesse
and joy long time.  But every night and day Sir Agravaine,
Sir Gawaine's brother, awaited Queen Guenever and Sir
Launcelot du Lake to put them to a rebuke and shame.
And so I leave here of this tale, and overskip great books
of Sir Launcelot du Lake, what great adventures he did
when he was called Le Chevaler du Chariot.  For as the
French book saith, because of despite that knights and
ladies called him the knight that rode in the chariot like
as he were judged to the gallows, therefore in despite of
all them that named him so, he was carried in a chariot a
twelvemonth, for, but little after that he had slain Sir
Meliagrance in the queen's quarrel, he never in a twelvemonth
came on horseback.  And as the French book
saith, he did that twelvemonth more than forty battles.
And because I have lost the very matter of Le Chevaier
du Chariot, I depart from the tale of Sir Launcelot, and
here I go unto the morte of King Arthur; and that
caused Sir Agravaine.