But Sir Launcelot rode overthwart and endlong in a wild forest, and held no path but as wild adventure led him.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
The hero goes "overthwart and endlong," just like the figures whom all readers know in Malory, and some in his originals.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
She hath parted with her velvet gown, embroidered overthwart, to my lady Sand's woman.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. III, No. XVII, October 1851" by Various
Since so ye please to hear me plain,
And that ye do rejoice my smart,
Me list no lenger to remain
To such as be so overthwart.
"Since ye so Please" by Thomas Wyatt