he ground outright.
They placed before her the very best food,
Nor did she the food decline;
Fifteen oxen the sea-wife ate,
And also ten fat swine.
The bridegroomâ€™s eyes were upon her fixed,
And at length surprised he grew:
â€œNeâ€™er have I seen a youthful bride,
To the dish such justice do.â€
Up then sprang the Kempions all,
And to one another did say:
â€œNow, whether shall we cast the bar,
Or fight in knightly way?â€
The warriors began to describe the round,
Upon the verdant earth;
For the honour and pride of the young sea-bride,
Who should look on their deeds of worth.
The young bride up from the bride-bench sprang,
Two hands so weak had she;
Towards her Langben the Giant leapt,
Fine sport began to be.
Then danced the table, then danced the bench,
And the sparks from the hel