Stephen Hawes

(1474-1523 / England)

The True Knight - Poem by Stephen Hawes

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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 mercy among:
   And no quarrell a knight ought to take
   But for a truth, or for the common's sake.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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