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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 National Stenographer, Volume 3

1892
...first be-ganne To ryden osvte. he loued chevalrie, Treupe and honoure, fredome and curtesie. Modern: A knight there was, and that a worthy man That, from the time that he first began To ride out, he loved chivalry, Truth and honor, freedom and courtesy. Note...
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Open Sesame!: Arranged for students over fourteen years old

Blanche Wilder Bellamy, Maud Wilder Goodwin - 1890
...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 rest. SWEET IS THE ROSEEDMUND SPENSER. SWEET is the rose, but grows upon a brere ; Sweet is the juniper,...
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The Choice of Books

Frederic Harrison - 1891 - 127 pages
...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.11 Methinks that the tale of the death of Arthur, Guinevere, and of Lancelot, as told by Malory,...
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The Deeds of Beowulf: An English Epic of the Eighth Century Done Into Modern ...

1892 - 203 pages
...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.' Shakspeare makes his ideal knight, Henry the Fifth, just before the Battle of Aginconrt, speak thus...
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Papers and Pedigrees Mainly Relating to Cumberland and Westmorland, Volume 1

William Jackson - 1892
...the knightly soldier of the period, and which is so well sketched by Chaucer at a later date : " A knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the tyme that he firste began To riden out, he loved chyvalrie, Trouthe and honour, freedom and curtesie....
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Memoir of the Hon. Josiah Gardner Abbott ...: Read Before the Old Residents ...

Charles Cowley - 1892 - 92 pages
...ever came among press of knights; 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." It is just this chivalrous combination of the strong arm and dauntless spirit with tenderness...
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Essays on Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King

Harold Littledale - 1893 - 331 pages
...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 " smaller time," line 262, is of course our own day. Compare Gareth's " lesser spear." The list...
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Selected Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1894
...knights ; 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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Talk at a Country House: Fact and Fiction

Sir Edward Strachey - 1894 - 249 pages
...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 I would refer you to the Globe Introduction for proof that in these and other...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1894 - 313 pages
...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 example of English prose narrative, was the translation made by John Bourchier,...
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