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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 long, sauyng certaine bookes of Cheualrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in Monasteries,... "
The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Sir Tristram - Page 341
by Walter Scott - 1813
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Sir Tristrem; a metrical romance, ed. by W. Scott

Thomas (of Ercildoune, called the Rhymer.) - 1804
...a " standing poole, coverd and overflowed all England, few bookes " were red in our toong, savying certayne bookes of chivalrie, as " they sayd, for...pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were " made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton chanons. As " one, for example, Morte Arthurc, the whole pleasure...
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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 and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channons: as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure...
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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 pleasure, which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channons: as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure...
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Sir Tristrem: A Metrical Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Thomas (the Rhymer) - 1811 - 401 pages
...the learned Ascham thus inveighs : " In our forefathers' " time, when Papistrie, as a standing poolc, covered and over" flowed all England, few bookes were...idle monkes or wanton chanons. As one, for ex" ample, Morte. Arthure, the whole pleasure of whiche booke *' standeth in two specyall poyntes ; in open mans...
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Sir Tristrem: A Metrical Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Thomas (the Rhymer) - 1819 - 401 pages
...and betrayed. Neither is the profligacy of Sir Tristrem peculiar to that champion, being an atribute of many of the Knights of the Round Table, against...ries by idle monkes or wanton chanons. As one, for cx" ample, Morte Arthurc, the whole pleasure of whiche booke S-12 SIR TniSTilEM. " standeth in two...
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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...pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in " monasteries by idle monkes or wanton chanons. As one, " for example, Morte Arthvre, the whole pleasure...
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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 say, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton chanons : as one for example, MORTE ARTHUR, the whole pleasure...
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An Essay on the Influence of Welsh Tradition Upon European Literature

Sir John Dorney Harding - 1838 - 75 pages
...papistrie, as a standing poole, covered and overflowed all England, few books were red in our toong savyng certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton chanons; as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: First Series, Containing Minstrelsy ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1838 - 532 pages
...as a standing poole, covered and overflowed all England, few bookes were red in our toong, savying certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some ťay, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channns. As one, for example, Morte Arlhure,...
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The history of English poetry. To which are prefixed, three ..., Volume 3

Thomas Warton - 1840
...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 say, were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton chanons : as one for example, MORTE ARTHUR, the whole pleasure...
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