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(33) The use of the adjective 'roial' emphasizes the power and
The knight's preparations to fight the giant Sir Olifaunt begin with this request: "Do come," he seyde, "my mynstrales, And geestours for to tellen tales, Anon in myn armynge, Of romances that been roiales, Of popes and of cardinales, And eek of love-likynge." (845-50)
Anhanged was Cresus, the proude kyng; His roial trone myghte hym nat availle.
Men speken of romances of prys, Of Horn child, and of Ypotys, Of Beves and Sir Gy, O f Sir Lybeux and Pleyndamour, But Sir Thopas, he bereth the flour Of roial chivalry.
Y perfformiad cyntaf un oedd 'Croeso i'r Roial', a pherfformiadau cynnar eraill a ddenodd dipyn o sylw oedd 'Bargen' a 'Hwyliau'n Codi'.