Stephen Hawes

Here you will find the Poem The True Knight of poet Stephen Hawes

The True Knight

FOR knighthood is not in the feats of warre, 
As for to fight in quarrel right or wrong, 
But in a cause which truth can not defarre: 
   He ought himself for to make sure and strong, 
   Justice to keep mixt with mercy among: 
   And no quarrell a knight ought to take 
   But for a truth, or for the common's sake.