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" ... and thou were the truest lover, of a sinful man, that ever loved woman; and thou wert the kindest man that ever struck with sword. And thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights. And thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest,... "
Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble ... - Page xxix
by Sir Thomas Malory - 1868 - 496 pages
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Fabliaux Or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth ..., Volume 2

Legrand (cit.) - 1796
...ever came among presse of knights. ' And thou were the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever ' eate in hall among ladies. And thou were the sternest ' knight to thy mortal foe that ever put speare in the rest.' Verse 5. 'Far roam' 'd 'the warriour, captive knights he freed &c.' To deliver...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...with sword. And thou were the goodliest person that ever came among/wce1 of knights. And thou were the meekest man, and the gentlest that ever ate in...Sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest. i press. sa VII. THE BOOK OF THE FEA TS OF ARMS, AND OF CHIVALRY, THIS book was written by Christina,...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 1

George Burnett - 1807
...with sword. And thou were the goodliest person that ever came amongp-cce1 of knights. And thou were the meekest man, and the gentlest that ever ate in...sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest. i press, vn. THE BOOK OF THE FEATS OF ARMS, AND OF CHIVALRY. THIS book was written by Christina,...
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The British Bibliographer, Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges, Joseph Haslewood - 1810
...that euer came among presse of knights. And thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that euer eate in hall among ladies. And thou were the sternest knight to thy mortall foe that euer put speare in the rest." — B. iii. ch. 176. Few panegyrics, (allowing for the...
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La Mort D'Arthur: The Most Famous History of the Renowned Prince ..., Volume 3

Sir Thomas Malory - 1816
...came among press of Knights; and thou were the meekest man and the gentlest» that ever eat in halt among ladies; and thou were the sternest Knight to thy mortal foe that ever put •pear in the rett.*' i Then there was weeping and dolour out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's...
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Bracebridge Hall, Or, The Humorists, Volume 1

Washington Irving - 1822 - 404 pages
...ever came among the presse of knights. And thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever eate in hall among ladies. And thou were the sternest knight to thy. mortal foe that ever put speare in the rest." FORTUNE TELLING. Each city, each town, and every village, Affords us either an...
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The History of Chivalry: Or, Knighthood and Its Times, Volume 1

Charles Mills - 1825
...with sword ; and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights ; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spere in the rest." * Next in rank to Sir...
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The History of Chivalry Or Knighthood and Its Times, Volume 1

Charles Mills - 1825
...with sword ; and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights ; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spere in the rest." * Next in rank to Sir...
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The Pocket Magazine

1827
...ever came among presse of knights. And thou were the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever eate in hall among ladies. And thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put speare in the rest.' MY MIDNIGHT MEDITATION. In Dr. King's poems is a small piece bearing this title,...
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The Southern Review, Volume 5

1830
...prece (press) of knyghtes. And thouwere the meekest man and the gentillest that ever ate in ha! amoug ladies. And thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe, that ever put spere in rest." But his renown as a scholar and a poet, though equally high among his contemporaries,...
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