please tell me the meaning of this poem?

1:O GOODLY golden chaine,° wherewith yfere

2:The vertues linked are in lovely wize:

3:And noble mindes of yore allyed were,

4:In brave poursuit of chevalrous emprize,

5:That none did others safety despize,

6:Nor aid envy to him, in need that stands,

7:But friendly each did others prayse devize,

8:How to advaunce with favourable hands,

9: As this good Prince redeemd the Redcrosse knight from bands.

10:Who when their powres empaird through labour long,

11;With dew repast they had recured well,

12:And that weake captive wight now wexed strong,

13:Them list no lenger there at leasure dwell,

14:But forward fare, as their adventures fell,

15: But ere they parted, Una faire besought

16:That straunger knight his name and nation tell;

17:Least so great good, as he for her had wrought,

18: Should die unknown, and buried be in thanklesse thought.

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  • 2 months ago
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    1:Oh GOOD golden chain, within

    2:The virtues are linked in a lovely way:

    3:And noble minds of yore are alloyed,

    4:In brave pursuit of chivalrous enterprise,

    5:That no one despised the others' safety,

    6:Or didn't give help, that needs it,

    [an image of a chain is used as a metaphor to show how the knights help each other]

    7:But each person devised ways to praise the others,

    8:How to advance with favourable hands,

    9: As this good Prince redeemed the Red-Cross knight from bands.

    [like the Prince saved Red-Cross (this knight displayed a red cross as his symbol) (he'd been caught by the enemy band-of-men)]

    10:Who when their powers impaired through labour long,

    11;With the required food they recovered well,

    12:And that weak captive man now grew strong,

    13:Them hang-around no longer there at leisure dwell,

    [after hard work they ate and rested and recovered]

    14:But forward fare, as their adventures occurred,

    [to go on more adventures]

    15: But before they parted, searched for beautiful Una 

    16: To tell her the name and nationality of that immigrant knight;

    17: Otherwise so great good, as he had done for her,

    18: Should die unknown, and he'd be buried un-thanked.

    [they told Una the story so the knight wouldn't be forgotten]

    Source(s): Úna is an Irish language feminine given name. It may be derived from the Irish word uan (lamb)
  • Jake
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    they're white knighting a white knight

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