Dishevelled, save for cap, his head all bare.
As shiny eyes he had as has a hare.
A voice he had that bleated like a goat.
A lover and a lusty bachelor,
With locks well curled, as if they'd laid in press
Though so illustrious, he was very wise
And bore himself as meekly as a maid.
He never yet had any vileness said,
He had but little gold within his coffer;
But all that he might borrow from a friend
Her greatest oath was but By Saint Eloy!
And she was known as Madam Eglantine.
o ride about the world, loved chivalry,
Truth, honour, freedom and all courtesy
Right threadbare was his overcoat; for he
Had got him yet no churchly benefice