Meaning: (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
I am Sir Tristram de Liones.
What is his name? said Sir Tristram.
Whereby ask ye it? said Sir Tristram.
Then said Sir Tristram: Heard ye anything of me?
Abide, said Sir Tristram, and I shall redress it.
So then Sir Tristram gat the chapel and kept it mightily.
Jesu defend! said Sir Tristram, for I was but late a prisoner.
And then Sir Tristram was received worshipfully with procession.
Sir, said Sir Tristram, I will go to the field and do what I may.
That is truth, said Sir Tristram, I understand thy valiantness well.