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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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The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling

Norman Davis - 1999 - 288 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' , ed. Vinaver (Oxford,...
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The Development of Arthurian Romance

Roger Sherman Loomis - 2000 - 199 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!' What could be more absurd...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - 2003 - 281 pages
...lady gentle pledged him courtly in the person that ever cam among press of cup. 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. The Malory encomium is...
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The Social Achievements of the Christian Church

Edmund H. Oliver - 2004 - 204 pages
...goodliest person that ever came among the press of knights, and thou wert the meekest man, and the greatest that ever ate in hall among ladies, and thou wert...sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in breast." Wolfram van Eschenbach has given us in Parsifal the story of a knight in search of the Holy...
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Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

J. William Jones - 2004 - 464 pages
...thou wert the kindest man that ever strake with sword; and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentliest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume II

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 pages
...; and thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever eat in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." Sir T. Malory, History of Prince, Arthur, iii. 176 (1470). NB The Elaine above referred...
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The Reign of Chivalry

Richard W. Barber - 2005 - 184 pages
...with sword. And thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights, and thou wast the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in...to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest Yet Lancelot is more than the sum of all the conventional chivalric virtues. His love for Guinevere,...
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The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders ...

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eugene D. Genovese - 2005
...world in Sir Eitor's pronouncement over Launcelot, the fallen epitome of knightly virtues: "Thou wast the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in...sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear to the rest." This medieval ideal, CS Lewis observed, makes a double demand on human nature: "It taught...
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Bullying in Schools: And what to Do about it

Ken Rigby - 2007 - 330 pages
...addressed by the sorrowing Sir Ector with these words: Thou wert the meekest man that ever ate in hall with ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear to rest'. As CS Lewis (1986) comments, the important thing about this ideal is the double demand it...
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