Works CitedSir Gawain and the Green Knight; A Romance?

[There was but one session of this Assembly which rnet on May 8, and was dissolved on May 17, 1769. On the preceding day the House of Burgesses adopted vigorous resolutions asserting colonial rights, and on the 17th the Governor, Lord Botetourt called them before him and said:
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses, I have heard of your resolves and augur ill of their effects. You have made it my duty to dissolve you, and you are dissolved accordingly."]
Accomack: Southey Simpson, Thomas Parramore.
Albemarle: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Walker.
Amelia: Thomas Tabb, Robert Munford.
Amherst: William Cabell, Jr., Cornelius Thomas.
Augusta: John Wilson, Gabriel Jones.
Bedford: John Talbot, Charles Lynch.
Buckingham: Joseph Cabell, Benjamin Howard.
Brunswick: Nathaniel Edwards, Jr., Frederic Macun.
Caroline: Edmund Pendleton, Francis Coleman.
Charles City: Benjamin Harrison, William Acn I!.
Charlotte: Paul Carrington, Isaac Read.
Chesterfield: Archibald Cary, Edward Osborne.
Culpeper: Henry Pendleton, John Green.
Cumben and: John Mayo, Alexander Trent.
Dinwiddie: Robert Boiling, Bolling Starke.
Elizabeth City: Wilson Miles Cary, James Wallace.
Essex: Francis Waring, William Roane.
Fairfax: George Washington, John West.
Fauquier: Thomas Harrison, James Scott.
Frederick: Robert Rutherford, James Wood.
Gloucester: Thomas Whiting, Lewis Burwell.
Goochland: John Woodson, Josias Payne.
Halifax: Nathaniel Terry, John Lewis.
Hampshire: James Mercer, Abraham Hite.
Hanover: William Macon, Jr., Patrick Henry, Jr.
Henrico: Richard Randolph, Richard Adams.
James City: Robt. Carter Nicholas, Lewis Burwell.
Isle of Wight: Richard Baker, James Bridger.
King and Queen: William Lyne, John Taybe Corbin.
King George:
King William: Carter Braxton, Thomas Claiborne.
Lancaster: James Ball, Charles Carter.
Loudoun: Francis Peyton, James Hamilton.
Louisa: Richard Anderson, Thomas Johnson.
Lunenburg: Henry Blagrave, John Randolph (Att'y Genl.).
Mecklenburg: Robert Munford, Matthew Marrable.
Middlesex: Gawin Corbin, Philip Ludwell Grymes.
Nansemond: David Meade, Willis Riddick.
New Kent: Burwell Bassett, William Clayton.
Norfolk: John Wilson, Thomas Newton, Jr.
Northampton: Severn Eyre, John Harmanson.
Northumberland: Spencer Mottram Ball, George Ball.
Orange: James Walker, Thomas Barbour.
Pittsylvania: John Donelson, Hugh Innes.
Prince Edward: Thomas Scott, Peter Johnston.
Prince George: Richard Bland, Peter Paythress.
Princess Anne: John Ackiss, Edward H. Moseley, Jr.
Prince William: Foushee Tebbs, Henry Lee
Richmond: John Woodbridge, Thomas Glasscock.
Southampton: Henry Taylor, Edwin Gray.
Spotsylvania: Benjamin Grymes, Peter Marye. (Late in the session the members for Spotsylvania were unseated, on petition, and a new election ordered.)
Stafford: Thomson Mason, John Alexander.
Surry: Thomas Bailey, Hart well Cocke.
Sussex: David Mason, John Edmunds.
Warwick: William Harwood, William Digges.
Westmoreland: R. H. Lee, Richard Lee.
York: Dudley Digges, Thomas Nelson, Jr.
College of William and Mary: John Blair.
Jamestown: Champion Travis, Jr.
Norfolk Borough: Joseph Hutchings.
Williamsburg: Peyton Randolph.
Sources: A list of members published in the Va. Gazette of May ii, 1769 (Va. Historical Society Collection), supplemented in - a few instances by the reports of elections in the Gazette of November 24, 1768, and succeeding dates, and by the journal of the session in the Congressional Library.


Photo provided by Flickr

And the knight wended his way by many a strange road and many a rugged path, and the fashion of his countenance changed full often ere he saw the Green Chapel.
Many a cliff did he climb in that unknown land, where afar from his friends he rode as a stranger.


Sir Gawain, I am Howell, Duke of Wirral, and Lord of many Hundreds.

In the romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the hatred of women is portrayed throughout.
Photo provided by Pexels

The poet writes: "Like purified gold, Sir Gawain was known for his goodness, / All dross refined away, adorned with virtues/ ŠA man still undefiled, / And of all knights most gentle." (Gardner ll.