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" Faith, husband, and Ralph says true; for they say the King of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the ettins will come and snatch it from him. "
Sir Tristrem; a metrical romance, ed. by W. Scott - Page 322
by Thomas (of Ercildoune, called the Rhymer.) - 1804
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Sir Tristram

Walter Scott - 1813
...erthe kouse thai layn, Etenes, hi old dayn, Had wrought it tsithouten aiougk. — P. 153. st. 17. Etcn, Sax. signifies a giant, perhaps from their supposed...and snatch it from him."— Knyght of the Burning Fettle. The author has already said of Morant, that he was an etcn in every fight. Fytte 1st. st. 87....
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: In Fourteen Volumes: with an ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812 - 14 pages
...damsels, that go in quest of their knights. , . " Wife. 'Faith, husband, and Ralph says true ; for they say the king of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the ettins 5 will come and snatch it from him. Ralph. And certainly those knights are...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: First Series, Containing Minstrelsy ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1838 - 532 pages
...erthe home tb«l layn, Elenes, bl old dayn, Uud •. niic'li! It with oulen woogb.— P. 350, it H. Eten, Sax., signifies a giant, perhaps from their...voracity. "They say the King of Portugal cannot sit at hb meat. but giants and elins will come and snatch it from him." — Kayght of the Burning Pestle....
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The works of Beaumont and Fletcher, with an intr. by G. Darley, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1840
...wandering damsels, that go in quest of their knights. " Wife. 'Faith, husband, and Ralph says true ; for they .say the king of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the ettins will come and snatch it from him " Cit. Hold thy tongue — On, Ralph ! "...
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The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New ..., Volume 2

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1843 - 11 pages
...wandering damsels, that go in quest of their knights. Wife. Faith, husband, and Ralph says true ; for they say the king of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the ettins ' will come and snatch it from him. ' Then Palmerin and Trineus, &c.) " This...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 72

1885
...for in Beaumont and Fletcher's Knight of the Burning Pestle we find, the Citizen's Wife exclaiming, " They say the King of Portugal cannot sit at his meat but the giants :md the ettins will come and snatch it from him " (I. ii.). Some writers of authority consider...
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Beaumont and Fletcher: Or, The Finest Scenes, Lyrics, and Other Beauties of ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Leigh Hunt - 1855 - 363 pages
...wandering damsels, that go in quest of their knights. [Wife. 'Faith, husband, and Ralph says true ; for they say the King of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the ettintf will come and snatch it from him. Cit. Hold thy tongue.— On, Ralph /]...
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Dictionary of obsolete and provincial English, Volume 1

Thomas Wright - 1857
...thou foule ! (hou etayne ! Alle øó knyghtes thou garte be slayne. MS. Lincoln, A, i, 17, f. 128. For they say the king of Portugal cannot sit at his meat, but the giants and the dt'ui.i will come and snatch it from him. B. $• Fl., Knight ofS. P., i, 1. And,...
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The works of the British dramatists, selected, with notes ..., Volume 31

sir John Scott Keltie - 1870
...the curate In Don Quixote to the flames.— WEBEB. ' Wife. 'Faith, husband, and Ralph says true; for nd cherish it. You shall not be more ready to embrace any the giants and the ettius l will come and snatch it from him. ' Cit. Hold thy tongue.— On, Ralph!'...
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The Works of the British Dramatists: Carefully Selected from the Original ...

1870 - 509 pages
...the curate In Don Quixote to the flames,— WhBEK. 1 Wife. 'Faith, husband, and Ealph says trae; for choose, When she would show an imago of tho times, And sp the giants and the ettins ' will como and snatch it from him. 1 Cit. Hold thy tongue.— On, Ralph...
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