William Morris Archive

That Queer Story

B. L. Add. Ms. 45,328, f. 201.


This is gathered with other fragments, including "The Story of the Flower." 

That queer story

Amidst a forest of the wild
A woodman dwelt with wife & child
A man made fair & tall and strong
So that no man had deemed it wrong
Had he sat at the lords right hand
In any castle of the land.
Little of learning did he wot
Great men's degrees he heeded not
He deemed his raiment good enough
Although to the most of winds that blow
Found them all open to his skin.