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" ... and thou were the truest lover, of a sinful man, that ever loved woman; and thou wert the kindest man that ever struck with sword. And thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights. And thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest,... "
Second period: The middle age - Page 121
by Joseph Henry Allen - 1883
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 pages
...with sword; and thou were the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights ; and thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.' " Equally good, as an...
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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - 1890 - 530 pages
...strake with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person ever came among press of knights ; and thou was the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest. Morte Darthur. Sir...
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Illustrations of Tennyson

John Churton Collins - 1891 - 186 pages
...lament over Launcelot in chapter clxxvi. of the Eomance : Thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights, and thou wert the meekest...and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies. In the portrait of Lavaine rapt By all the sweet and sudden passion of youth Towards greatness...
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The Choice of Books

Frederic Harrison - 1891 - 127 pages
...knights; and thou was the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.11 Methinks that the tale of the death of Arthur, Guinevere, and of Lancelot, as told by Malory,...
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Memoir of the Hon. Josiah Gardner Abbott ...: Read Before the Old Residents ...

Charles Cowley - 1892 - 92 pages
...ever strake with sword ; and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights; and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies...sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." It is just this chivalrous combination of the strong arm and dauntless spirit with tenderness...
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The Deeds of Beowulf: An English Epic of the Eighth Century Done Into Modern ...

1892 - 203 pages
...strake with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person ever came among press of knights ; and thou was the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.' Shakspeare makes his ideal...
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Essays on Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King

Harold Littledale - 1893 - 331 pages
...strake with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person ever came among press of knights ; and thou was the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest." The " smaller time," line...
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Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble ...

Sir Thomas Malory - 1893 - 509 pages
...strake with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person ever came among press of knights; and thou was the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thon were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.' Let me compare with...
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A Primer of English and American Literature

Abel S. Clark - 1894 - 228 pages
...thou wert the kindest man that ever struck with sword; and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights; and thou wert the meekest...among ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to mortal foe that ever put spear in rest.'" ^. The Invention of Printing. Before closing our review of...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 pages
...with sword; and thou were the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights ; and thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.'" Equally good, as an example...
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