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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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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - 1880
...press of knights ; and thou wert the meekest man, end the gentlest, lhat (vereat in hall among Indies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put a^ear in rest.' •WILLIAM CAXTON. WILLIAM CAXTON, the venerated father of English printing, was born...
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Drifting Round the World: A Boy's Adventure by Sea and Land

Charles Winslow Hall - 1880 - 372 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." " Courtly, true, gallant, faithful, merciful, strong, gentle and unobtrusive, yet fearful in anger...
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Philips' historical readers, Issue 3

Philip George and son, ltd - 1883
...king. Caxton's hook says of him, "Thou wert the meekeat man, und the gentlest, that ever eat in hull among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." 9. The old hook makes Lancelot's remorse for Iiia crime against the king very great : — "...
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One summer. Author's ed

Blanche Willis Howard - 1883
...that ever bestrode horse. Most courteous wert thou and gentle of all that sat in hall among dames. And thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever laid spear in the rest.' ' ' There were ever so many knights, Gem, and such lovely stories ! You will...
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The Andover Review, Volume 8

1887
...our hearts and minds ! Achilles, the impetuous and noble ; Ulysses, the wary and sad ; Launcelot, " meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest : " we know them all, as we know...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 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 the rest." La Morib d' Arthur. P. 1, 1. 1. Winning. If this is t!u right reading, it must mean " succeeding,"...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 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 the rest." La Morle d' Arthur. P. i, ! 1. Winning. If Out ie the right rnding, it must meat " nceeeding," •;...
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Peasant Properties: And Other Selected Essays, Volume 2

Lady Frances Parthenope Verney - 1885
...thou wert the kindest man that ever strake with swerde, and thou wert the goodliest person that ever came among press of knights, and thou wert the meekest man and the gentillest that ever ate in hal among ladies, and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that...
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An Outline Sketch of English Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - 1886 - 294 pages
...strake with sword ; and thou were the goodliest person 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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The Choice of Books: And Other Literary Pieces

Frederic Harrison - 1886 - 447 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 1 The Cid Cycle of poems has fared better than the Nibel• ungen. Besides the well-known...
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