Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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This history has related to you how Amadis promised Briolania to revenge her
father's death, and how she gave him a sword, and that when in his combat with
Gasinan he broke the sword, he gave the pieces to Gandalin's care : You shall
But when Briolania saw Amadis how young he was, for he was not twenty, and
how beautiful, for even the scars in his face became him, and of what fair renown
he was, she thought him the best Knight in the world, and greatly affected him; ...
they set forward with Briolania and her aunt, who took with them two damsels and
five serving-men, on horseback, and three palfreys laden with apparel, for
Briolania went in black, and would wear nothing else till her father's death was ...
Then she took ink and parchment, and wrote a letter, and sealed it with
Briolania's seal, and gave it to a Damsel, and directed her what she should do.
The Damsel mounted her palfrey, and rode on till she came to the great city of
Call them together, said she. , Forthwith they were summoned, and being all met,
the Damsel then said, King, Briolania, she - whom you disherited, sends you this
letter, to be read before this assembly. When Abiseos heard the name of his ...