For the man that possesses this piece of silk,If he bore it on his body, belted about, There is no hand under heaven that could hew him down, For he could not be killed by any craft on earth
It is I King Bertilak, you are an honorable knight
Ahh I feel all bad now
He clasps him accordingly and kisses him thrice,As amiably and as earnestly as ever he could [...] "Since all that I owe here is openly paid."
Sir Gawain and the Green KnightBy Sir Thomas MaloryIllustrated by John Hofmann
"And so, good Sir Gawain, let the grim man be;Go off by some other road, in God's own name!Leave by some other land, for the love of Christ, And I shall get me home again, and give you my word[...] To conceal this day's deed.
But your girdle[...] a sign of excess it shall seem oftentimes\Vhen I ride in renown, and remember with shameThe faults and the frailty of the flesh perverse, How its tenderness entices the foul taint of sin