The Count Rollánd calls Olivier: "With me,

Companion, sire, confess that 'mong brave knights

The archbishop upon earth or under Heav'n

Has not his peer in casting spear or lance."

Olivier answers:—"To his rescue on!"

At this the French once more resume the fight.

Hard are the blows, rough is the strife—Meantime

The Christian host in greatest sorrow mourn.