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" In our forefathers tyme, whan Papistrie, as a standyng poole, couered and ouerflowed all England, fewe bookes were read in our tong, sauyng certaine bookes of Cheualrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in Monasteries,... "
Sir Tristrem; a metrical romance, ed. by W. Scott - Page 319
by Thomas (of Ercildoune, called the Rhymer.) - 1804
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 5-6

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1807
...all England, fewe bookcs were read in our long, savyng certaine bookes of Chcvalrie, as they said, for pastime, and pleasure-, which, as some say, were...monkes or wanton chanons, as one for example, Morte Arlhure : the whole pleasure of which booke standeth in two speciall poyntes : in open manslaughter...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 1

George Burnett - 1807
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said, for pastime and pleasure ; which, as some say, were made in monasteries, by idle monks, or wanton canons : for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which book standeth in two...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 1

George Burnett - 1807
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said, for pastime and pleasure ; which, as some say, were made in monasteries, by idle monks, or wanton canons : for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which book standeth in two...
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The British Bibliographer, Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges, Joseph Haslewood - 1810
...as a standing poole, couered and ouerflowecl all England, few bookes were red in our toong, sailing certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd for pastime...were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channons: as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which booke standeih in two specyall...
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The British Bibliographer, Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges, Joseph Haslewood - 1810
...standing poole, couered and ouer£owed all England, few bookes were red in our toong, sailing cortayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd for pastime and...were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channons: as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which booke standeih in two specyall...
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth

Roger Ascham - 1815 - 391 pages
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said for pastime and pleasure; which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monks or wanton canons. As one for example, Marts Arthur ; the whole pleasure of which book standeth...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 4

Walter Scott - 1821
...a standing poole, cover" ed and overflowed all England, few bookes were red in our " toong, savyng certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd, " for...monkes or wanton chanons. As one, " for example, Morte Arthvre, the whole pleasure of whiche " booke standeth in two spccyall poyntes ; in open mans " slaughtre,...
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The History of English Poetry,: From the Close of the Eleventh to ..., Volume 4

Thomas Warton - 1824
...and ouerflowed all England, few bookes were red in our toong, sauyng certayne Bookes of Chiualrie, as they sayd for pastime and pleasure, which, as some...monkes or wanton chanons : as one for example, MORTE ARTHUR, the whole pleasure of which booke standeth in two specyall poyntes, in open mans slaghter and...
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A History of the Church and Priory of Swine in Holderness ...

Thomas Thompson - 1824 - 268 pages
...all England, few books were read in " our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, " as they said, for pastime and pleasure, which, " as some say, were made in monasteries by idle " monks or wanton canons. As one, for example " La Morte d'Arthure, the whole pleasure of " which book...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 6

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...all Englande, fewe bookes were read in our tongue, savying certaine bookes of chevalrie, as they said for pastime and pleasure ; which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monks, or wanton chanons. As for example, La Morte d' Arthur, the whole pleasure of which booke standeth...
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