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Adelgitha by Thomas Campbell
The ordeal's fatal trumpet sounded,
And sad pale Adelgitha came,
When forth a valiant champion bounded,
And slew the slanderer of her fame.
She wept, delivered from her danger;
But when he knelt to claim her glove-
'Seek not!' she cried, 'oh, gallant stranger,
For hapless Adelgitha's love.
For he is dead and in a foreign land
Whose arm should now have set me free;
And I must wear the willow garland
For him that's dead, or false to me.'
'Nay! say not that his faith is tainted!'-
He raised his visor.-At the sight
She fell into his arms and fainted;
It was indeed her one true knight!