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The Song of Roland - (Anonymous Trans. by Moncrief)

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The Song of Roland

Anonymous Old French epic, dating perhaps as early as the middle
11th century.


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I

Charles the King, our Lord and Sovereign,
Full seven years hath sojourned in Spain,
Conquered the land, and won the western main,
Now no fortress against him doth remain,
No city walls are left for him to gain,
Save Sarraguce, that sits on high mountain. 
Marsile its King, who feareth not God's name,
Mahumet's man, he invokes Apollin's aid,
Nor wards off ills that shall to him attain.
                    AOI.


II

King Marsilies he lay at Sarraguce,
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