La Mort D'Arthur: The Most Famous History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, and the Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

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R. Wilks, 89 Chancery Lane; sold also by, 1634

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Page 235 - For, sir, said they, the most part of us have been here this seven year their prisoners, and we have worked all manner of silk works for our meat, and we are all great gentlewomen born, and blessed...
Page 74 - Damsel, said Arthur, what sword is that, that yonder the arm holdeth above the water? I would it were mine, for I have no sword. Sir Arthur king, said the damsel, that sword is mine, and if ye will give me a gift when I ask it you, ye shall have it. By my faith, said Arthur, I will give you what gift ye will ask.
Page 235 - How Sir Launcelot slew two giants, and made a castle free, ANON withal came there upon him two great giants, well armed all save the heads, with two horrible clubs in their hands. Sir Launcelot put his shield afore him and put the stroke away of the one giant, and with his sword he clave his head asunder. When his fellow saw that, he ran away as he were wood...
Page 34 - And if ever it be God's will that I be king as ye say, ye shall desire of me what I may do, and I shall not fail you...
Page 136 - And so on a time it happed that Merlin showed to her in a rock whereas was a great wonder, and wrought by enchantment, that went under a great stone. So by her subtle working she made Merlin to go under that stone to let her wit of the marvels there ; but she wrought so there for him that he came never out for all the craft he could do. And so she departed and left Merlin.
Page 74 - So Sir Arthur and Merlin alight, and tied their horses to two trees, and so they went into the ship, and when they came to the sword that the hand held, Sir Arthur took it up by the handles, and took it with him.
Page 10 - English men tofore all other Christian kings. For it is notoriously known through the universal world that there be nine worthy and the best that ever were. That is to wit three paynims, three Jews, and three Christian men. As for the paynims they were...
Page 73 - With that they saw a damsel going upon the lake : What damsel is that ? said Arthur. That is the Lady of the lake, said Merlin ; and within that lake is a rock, and therein is as fair a place as any on earth, and richly beseen, and this damsel will come to you anon, and then speak ye fair to her that she will give you that sword.
Page 235 - Sir Launcelot let them say what they would, and straight he went into the castle ; and when he came into the castle he alighted, and tied his horse to a ring...
Page 163 - So on the morn they heard their masses in the abbey, and so they rode forth till they came to a great forest; then was Sir Gawaine ware in a valley by a turret, of twelve fair damsels, and two knights armed on great horses, and the damsels went to and fro by a tree.

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