Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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The first whom he met were Agrayes and Galvanes, and Solinan and Galdan,
and Dinadaus and Bervas, all six together making great moan ; who when they
saw him would have kissed his hand, but he joyfully embraced them. Sir, said ...
Then Don Galvanes, who was at the feet of the King, rose, and called his nephew
Agrayes, and said to Olivas, Friend, we promised to be on your side if need was :
now then let the battle be. When the Duke saw them, he remembered how they ...
phew both assailed Agrayes as he lay upon the ground. Don Galvanes, closely
busied with his antagonist, saw nothing of this. At that hour all who loved Agrayes
were in great consternation; Amadis yearned to be among them, for he greatly ...
The Duke not seeing how Agrayes had fared, turned upon Galvanes; Agrayes
leaped upon Olivas's horse, and rode to his Uncle's assistance : he smote the
Duke's Nephew upon the helmet, so that the sword stuck there ; and plucking it
Agrayes forthwith alighted, and ran to his uncle, and asked how he fared. Bravely
, quoth Galvanes, God be thanked but I am right sorry for Olivas, for methinks he
is dead. They then cast the two nephews out of the lists; then went to Olivas, and