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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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Social Ideals in English Letters

Vida Dutton Scudder - 1898 - 329 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." We have seen the ideal shift in the sixteenth century from knight to gentleman ; but the main lines...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1899 - 325 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 narratransiation of tive, was the translation made by...
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Tennyson: A Critical Study

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - 1899 - 234 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.'" There, as I say, you have the true inspiration of the legend. Lancelot was a sinner, but a sinner who...
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Tennyson: A Critical Study

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - 1899 - 234 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.' " There, as I say, you have the true inspiration of the legend. Lancelot was a sinner, but a sinner...
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Critical Confessions

Neal Brown - 1899 - 245 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. Hero worship may run an unchecked course with this great-hearted man, for all about him seems...
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Age of Chivalry; Or, King Arthur and His Knights

Thomas Bulfinch - 1900 - 405 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 World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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 rest." Complete. From * Brace bridge Hall. n FORTUNE TELLING Each city, each town, and every village,...
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Government Or Human Evolution, Volume 2

Edmond Kelly - 1901
...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.'" The generosity and the gentleness Chivalry borrowed from Christ; but the loyalty has across it a bar...
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Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch - 1913 - 2 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 Atlantic Monthly, Volume 73

1894
...bestrode horse, and thou were the truest lover of a sinful man that ever loved woman ; and thou were kindest man that ever strake with sword ; and thou...to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest." Squire. Here again I would refer you to the Globe Introduction for proof that in these and other instances...
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