"My Strength is as the Strength of Ten, Because my Heart is Pure" by James E. McBurney


"The White Knight Awaiteth Sir Galahad, His strength is as the strength of ten, because his heart is pure" - Quoted from "Sir Galahad" Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1842 

C. 1924

 35 X 68 in.

 "My good blade carves the casques of men,
   My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
   Because my heart is pure.
The shattering trumpet shrilleth high,
   The hard brands shiver on the steel,
The splinter'd spear-shafts crack and fly,
   The horse and rider reel:
They reel, they roll in clanging lists,
   And when the tide of combat stands,
Perfume and flowers fall in showers,
   That lightly rain from ladies' hands." - Sir Galahad, Stanza 1