Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
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Amadis then placed Oriana upon the Damsels palfrey, while Gandalin caught
one of the loose horses for the Damsel, and taking her bridle they left the place of
battle. But Amadis as they went along reminded Oriana how she had promised to
Those who were with the King had fled, and he got from off the palfrey with the
chain about his neck, and caught up a shield and sword from the ground, and
received upon the shield the blow that was meant for his death. The sword
passed a ...
her Aunt, with one Damsel; but as she was passing through a forest her pains
came on her, and she alighted from her palfrey, and there brought forth a son.
The Damsel seeing her in this plight, put the baby to her breast. Now, Lady, said
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 ...
The Damsel mounted her palfrey, and rode on till she came to the great city of
Sobradisa, from whence the whole kingdom took its name. She went directly to
the palace of Abiseos, and rode through the gate, being richly apparelled.