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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 Afternoon Lectures on Literature and Art: Delivered in the Theatre of ...

1864 - 277 pages
...and his fon, true fpecimens of the ideal of chivalry, a noble ideal, however often defaced in fadl. " A knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the time that he firft began To riden out, he loved chevalrie, Truth and honour, freedom and courtefie...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 776 pages
...The chambers and the stables weren wide,1 And well we weren eased4 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 St. James's Magazine, Volume 15

1866
...knights, 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." Since men would fight, it was well that they should have something like this to strive after, that...
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The riches of Chaucer, in which his impurities have been expunged, his ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1870
...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 timd that he first began To riden out, he lovdd chivalry, 45 Truth and hondur, freedom and courtesy....
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The Riches of Chaucer: In which His Impurities Have Been Expunged; His ...

Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Cowden Clarke - 1870 - 626 pages
...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 timd that he first began To riden out, he lovdd chivalry, 45 Truth and honour, freedom and courtesy....
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The Canterbury tales and Faerie queene, with other poems of Chaucer and ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1870
...of what degree ; 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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The prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury tales, ed. by W. McLeod

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1871
...that is often joined to a personal pronoun, as in the following example, where that he =who :— ' A knight there was, and that a worthy man That from the tyme that he first began To ryden out, he loved chyvalrye.' (Prol. 11. 43-45.) The order is—A knight...
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The Advanced Book of Reading Lessons: Forming a Supplement to the Fourth and ...

Ontario. Council of Public Instruction - 1871 - 483 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." —MALORY (1485.) « Dreaded, held as ralovMnH-:. \ 6 It ? LETTER OF SIK THOMAS MORE TO HIS...
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Streams from Hidden Sources

Boyd Montgomerie M. Ranking - 1872 - 227 pages
...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 ! ' We may perhaps be spared the vexation of having our ideal British knight taken from us by the commentators,...
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The Young scholar, Volume 1

1872
...; 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 rest." Then was there weeping and dolour out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse fifteen...
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