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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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Talk at a Country House: Fact and Fiction

Sir Edward Strachey - 1894 - 249 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 Squire. Here again...
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Selected Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1894
...; and thou were the meekest man and the greatest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe, that ever put spear in the rest." (Malory, xxi. 13.) 7, 10. a strong sword and belt. In Malory, Galahad, in quest of the Grail, finds...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 pages
...; 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 of English prose narrative, was the translation made by John Bourchier,...
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The Age of Chivalry: Or Legends of King Arthur, "King Arthur and His Knights ...

Thomas Bulfinch - 1895 - 404 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...put spear in the rest." Then there was weeping and dolor out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse fifteen days, and then they buried it with...
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Words and Days: A Table-book of Prose and Verse

1895 - 383 pages
...with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person that 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. MALORY. RIGHT valiant was...
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Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch - 1913 - 2 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...put spear in the rest." Then there was weeping and dolor out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse fifteen days, and then they buried it with...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 73

1894
...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." Squire. Here again...
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The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation

James J. Wilhelm - 1994 - 582 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." Then there was weeping...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 26

Leeds Barroll - 1998 - 432 pages
...with sword. And thou were the goodliest person that 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. (157) The chivalric code...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 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...to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest. i<> Sir ¡Miincelot U Morte D'Arthur I I48s) bk. 21, ch. i ? 16 And many men say that there is written...
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