But is this damsel that is so busy about you the Fair Maid of Astolat?'
When he was well enough, they all rode to the castle of Astolat.
"By my faith, this lily maiden of Astolat loves him deeply," said Gawaine.
He rides to Astolat—“that is, Gylford”—where Arthur sees him.
Then the poor dumb servitor returned again with the barge, rowing it slowly and sadly back to Astolat.
Alas, said the Fair Maiden of Astolat, how may this be, and what was his hurt?
Elaine is called "the lily maid of Astolat" (Guildford), and knowing that Launcelot was pledged to celibacy, she pined and died.
But Sir Torre, the grave elder brother, looked gloomily at the stranger, and wished he had not come to Astolat.
Had he not read aloud to her only a fortnight before the story of Launcelot and the lily maid of Astolat?
And when he reached the court he told the lords and ladies about the fair maid of Astolat who loved Sir Lancelot.