Bertran de Born had gone off to see a sister of King Richard, the mother of the Emperor Othon, whose name was my Lady Eleina and who was the wife of the Duke of Saxony. 1 She was a beautiful lady, very courtly and learned, and she bestowed great honor through her welcome and her noble speech. Sir Richard, who was then the Count of Poitiers, sat down beside his sister and and told her to talk to him (Bertran) and give him pleasure and honor. And she, because of the great desire she had for renown and honor and because she knew that Sir Bertran was such a highly esteemed and noble man and that he could greatly advance her reputation, paid him so great an honor that he felt fully satisfied. 2 He fell completely in love with her and so began to praise her and glorify her.