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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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Proceedings

1894
...recalling vividly the splendid picture in which the poetry of Chaucer has immortalized the Knight : " A Knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the tyme that he first began To riden out, he loved chevalrie, Truthe and honour, fredom and courtesie,...
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Words and Days: A Table-book of Prose and Verse

1895 - 383 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. MALORY. RIGHT valiant was he, God's body to see, Though he saw it not. Right valiant to move, But for...
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The Age of Chivalry: Or Legends of King Arthur, "King Arthur and His Knights ...

Thomas Bulfinch - 1895 - 404 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 Life of the Spirit in the Modern English Poets

Vida Dutton Scudder - 1895 - 349 pages
..."meekest man and the gentlest that 1 Emerson : The Sphinx, Stanza xvi. 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 the man we talk to in the horse-cars, the acquaintance from whom...
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The Life of the Spirit in the Modern English Poets

Vida Dutton Scudder - 1895 - 349 pages
..."meekest man and the gentlest that 1 Emerson : The Sphinx, Stanza xvi. 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 the man we talk to in the horse-cars, the acquaintance from whom...
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The Coming of Arthur, and Other Idylls of the King

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1896 - 119 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." Guinevere, like "Lancelot and Elaine," first appeared in the volume of 1859. The story is Tennyson's,...
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Dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park ...

United States. Congress. Joint committee on dedication of Chickamauga and Chattanooga national military park - 1896 - 373 pages
...hear shield; * * and thou were the goodliest person that ever cme among press of knights; * * and thon were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest. By the aid of a grateful State you have reared here a monument to your brethren who fell upon...
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Selections from Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur

Sir Thomas Malory - 1896 - 253 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. Then there was weeping and dolour out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse on loft fifteen...
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Legends of the Middle Ages

Hélène Adeline Guerber - 1896 - 340 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 rest.' " CHAPTER XIV. TRISTAN AND ISEULT. THE story of Tristan, which seems to have been current from...
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Idylls of the King: In Twelve Books

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1897
...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." 279. On Badon Hill. Green, in his Short History of the English People, says : " It is certain that...
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