Aucassin and Nicolete
"ki faite est par grant devisse
panturee a miramie."
"she saw the roses blow,
Heard the birds sing loud and low."
Again, the minstrel speaks out what many must have thought, in those incredulous ages of Faith, about Heaven and Hell, Hell where the gallant company makes up for everything. When he comes to a battlepiece he makes Aucassin "mightily and knightly hurl through the
press," like one of Malory's men. His hero must be a man of his hands, no mere sighing youth incapable of arms. But the minstrels