Rollánd sits on his steed, and nigh him rides

His comrade Olivier. There came Gerin,

Gerier the brave, Othon and Berengier;

There came Sansun, Anseïs the fierce; there came

Also Gerard de Roussillon the old,

Together with the Gascuin Engelier.

The Archbishop said:—"I, by my head, will go!"

"—And I with you," exclaimed the Count Gualtier;

"Rollánd's own man am I, and follow him!"

From all are chosen twenty thousand knights.


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