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" And thou were the truest lover of a sinful man that ever loved woman. And thou were the kindest man that ever struck 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... "
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble ... - Page xlvi
by Sir Thomas Malory - 1893 - 509 pages
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The Williams Quarterly, Volumes 4-5

1857
...knights. And thou wert the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies. And thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest."* Upon the love of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere, Tennyson has constructed tkgj»eautiful poem bearing...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...The chambers and the stables weren wide,3 And well we weren eased1 atte best THE KNIGHT AND SQUIRE. A Knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the time that he first began To riden out, he loved chivalry, Truth and honour, freedom and courtesy. Full...
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The Age of Chivalry

Thomas Bulfinch - 1859 - 414 pages
...And thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever ate in hall among ladies. And thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest." Then there was weeping and dolor out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse fifteen days,...
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The Canterbury tales of Chaucer, with notes by T. Tyrwhitt. [ed. by C.C ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1860
...what degree; 40 And eke in what array that they were in : And at a knight then will I first begin. A KNIGHT there was, and that a worthy man, That from the time that he first began To riden out, he loved chivalry, Truth and honour, freedom and courtesy. Full...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 64

1861
...; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentlest that ever ate in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.' 'But after all,' quoth Reginald, as he wound up the argument, ' intensely human as all this is, we...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1861
...and thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever eat in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." ENGLISH POETS.—OCCLEVE; LYDGATE. Tho most numerous class of writers in the mother tongue belonging...
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Nugae Criticae: Occasional Papers Written at the Seaside

Sir John Skelton - 1862 - 492 pages
...; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentlest that ever eat in hall among ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.' " Hymen, O Hymencee ! The marriage bells are ringing in the village, and the Christmas bells chime...
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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 536 pages
...and thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever eat in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." ENGLISH POETS. — OCCLEVE; LYDGATE. The most numerous class of writers in the mother tongue...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...chambers and the stables weren wide, 3 And well we weren eased 4 atte best. THE KNIGHT AND SQUIRE. A Knight there was, and that a worthy man That from the time that he first began To riden out, he love*d chivalry, Truth and honour, freedom and courtesy....
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A Manual of English Literature, and of the History of the English Language ...

George Lillie Craik - 1863 - 536 pages
...and thou wert the meekest man, and the gentlest, that ever eat in hall among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." ENGLISH POETS. — OCCLEVE; LYDOATE. Tie most numerous class of writers in the mother tongue...
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