Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
When New Year’s was so fresh that it had hardly begun,
Double helpings of food were served on the dais that day.
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And I shall stand his blow unflinching on this floor,
Provided you assign me the right to deal such a one
And yet grant him respite
A twelvemonth and a day.
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This wonder had Arthur as his first New Year’s gift
When the year was newborn.
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