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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 Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation

James J. Wilhelm - 1994 - 582 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." Then there was weeping and dolour out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Lancelot's corpse on loft [view]...
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Shakespeare Studies, Volume 26

Leeds Barroll - 1998 - 432 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. (157) The chivalric code exemplified by Lancelot's life shows us a social system based on an elaborate...
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The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling

Norman Davis - 1999 - 288 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' , ed. Vinaver (Oxford, 2nd edn 1967), iii. 1259). in Lombard Street. He ha(th) a book of my sister...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 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. i<> Sir ¡Miincelot U Morte D'Arthur I I48s) bk. 21, ch. i ? 16 And many men say that there is written...
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The Development of Arthurian Romance

Roger Sherman Loomis - 2000 - 199 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!' What could be more absurd than to praise Lancelot for being the kindest man who ever struck with sword,...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - 2003 - 281 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. The Malory encomium is unquestionably the primary source text for Joyce's "Malory" parody, furnishing...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume II

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 pages
...knights ; and thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever eat in hall among ladies; and thou were the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." Sir T. Malory, History of Prince, Arthur, iii. 176 (1470). NB The Elaine above referred...
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The Social Achievements of the Christian Church

Edmund H. Oliver - 2004 - 204 pages
...knights, and thou wert the meekest man, and the greatest that ever ate in hall among ladies, and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in breast." Wolfram van Eschenbach has given us in Parsifal the story of a knight in search of the Holy...
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Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

J. William Jones - 2004 - 464 pages
...knights; and thou wert the meekest man and the gentliest that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest.' The Mart d' Arthur of Sir Thomas Malory. "With reverence and regret we repeat today Sir...
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The Reign of Chivalry

Richard W. Barber - 2005 - 184 pages
...knights, and thou wast 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 Yet Lancelot is more than the sum of all the conventional chivalric virtues. His love for Guinevere,...
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