"And grasped of both wild hands, swung trenchant"

"And grasped of both wild hands, swung trenchant"
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"And grasped of both wild hands, swung trenchant"

from: Lyrics and Old World Idylls (P. 374 - 375) -  1907

"...so King Arthur shook
And headlong flung Sir Accolon. Then took,
Tearing away, that scabbard from his side
And hurled it through the lists, that far and wide
Gulped in the battle breathless. Then, still wroth,
He seized Excalibur; and grasped of both
Wild hands, swung trenchant, and brought glittering down
On rising Accolon. Steel, bone and Brawn
That blow hewed through. Unsettled every sense.
Bathed in a world of blood, his limbs lay tense
A moment, then grew limp, relaxed in death." (Cawein's "Accolon of Gaul," p. 285)