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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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Drifting Round the World: A Boy's Adventure by Sea and Land

Charles Winslow Hall - 1880 - 372 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." " Courtly, true, gallant, faithful, merciful, strong, gentle and unobtrusive, yet fearful in anger...
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Historical ballads, ed. and annotated by C.M. Yonge, arranged to ..., Volume 3

Historical ballads - 1882
...Southwark. 3 Go. 4 By chance it happened. 5 Now. 6 as I (to) you relate. 7 Nevertheless. 8 Ere or before. 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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English Verse, Volume 4

William James Linton, Richard Henry Stoddard - 1883
...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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Philips' historical readers, Issue 3

Philip George and son, ltd - 1883
...him, "Thou wert the meekeat man, und the gentlest, that ever eat in hull among ladies ; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in rest." 9. The old hook makes Lancelot's remorse for Iiia crime against the king very great : "...
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Christian History in Its Three Great Periods: Second period: The Middle Age

Joseph Henry Allen - 1884
...; 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 dolour out of measure. Thus they kept Sir Launcelot's corpse on loft...
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The Andover Review, Volume 8

1887
...the wary and sad ; Launcelot, " meekest man and the gentlest that 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 we...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 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 the rest." La Morib d' Arthur. P. 1, 1. 1. Winning. If this is t!u right reading, it must mean " succeeding,"...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 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 the rest." La Morte <TArthur. P. 1, 1. 1. W1nning. If this is the right reading, it mtat mean "succeeding," "...
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Studies in General History

Mary Downing Sheldon Barnes, Mary Sheldon Barnes - 1885 - 556 pages
...the whiche, my Boke was pruved for trewe." f/. From the Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.' " A knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the tim£ that he first began To rid6 out, he love'd chivalry, Truth and honor, freedom and courtesy. ....
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-Student's ed. Studies in general history

Mary Sheldon Barnes - 1885
...By the whiche, my Boke was pruved for trewe." g. From the Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.1 " A knight there was, and that a worthy man, That from the timd that he first began To ride1 out, he love'd chivalry, Truth and honor, freedom and courtesy. ....
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