The Song of Roland

Author: Anonymous  | Date: 1050


When Rollant sees those misbegotten men,

Who are more black than ink is on the pen

With no part white, only their teeth except,

Then says that count: "I know now very well

That here to die we’re bound, as I can tell.

Strike on, the Franks! For so I recommend."

Says Oliver: "Who holds back, is condemned!"

Upon those words, the Franks do strike again.


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Chicago: Anonymous, "CXLIV," The Song of Roland Original Sources, accessed June 3, 2023,

MLA: Anonymous. "CXLIV." The Song of Roland, Original Sources. 3 Jun. 2023.

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