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The Manliness of Chivalry

In Howard Pyle’s version of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the Tanner sings a ballad entitled “The Wooing of Sir Keith” in which an old, ugly woman arrives at King Arthur’s court begging for the noble deed of a chivalrous knight:

“Quoth she, ‘I have a foul disease Doth gnaw my very heart, And but one thing can bring me ease Or cure my bitter smart,

There is no rest, no ease for...