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" Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all Christian knights, and now I dare say, said Sir Ector, thou Sir Launcelot, there thou liest, that thou were never matched of earthly knight's hand. "
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble ... - Page viii
by Sir Thomas Malory - 1893 - 509 pages
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Christian History in Its Three Great Periods: Second period: The Middle Age

Joseph Henry Allen - 1884
...tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. 'Ah, Launcelot,' he said, 'thou wert head of all Christian knights ; and now I dare say,'...' thou Sir Launcelot, there thou liest, that thou wert never matched of earthly knight's hand ; and thou wert the courtiest knight that ever bare shield...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 pages
...tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. " Ah Sir Launcelot," said he, " thou were head of all christian knights." "And now I dare say," said Sir Bors, "that Sir Launcelot there thou liest, thou were never matched of none earthly knight's hands...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - 1885 - 367 pages
...any tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. " Ah Sir Launcelot," said he, "thou were head of all Christian knights." "And now I dare say," said Sir Bors, "that Sir Launcelot there thou liest, thou were never matched of none earthly knight's hands...
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An Outline Sketch of English Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - 1886 - 294 pages
...touching and beautiful is the oft-quoted lament of Sir Ector over Launcelot, in Malory's final chapter : " 'Ah, Launcelot,' he said, ' thou were head of all...thou were never matched of earthly knight's hand; and them were the courtiest knight that ever bare shield; and thou were the truest friend to thy lover...
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Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble ...

Sir Thomas Malory - 1889 - 509 pages
...he awaked it were hard for any tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. Ah, Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all Christian...liest, that thou were never matched of earthly knight's hands ; and thou were the courtiest knight that ever bare shield ; and thou were the truest friend...
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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - 1890 - 530 pages
...when he awaked it were hard any tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. Ah, Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all Christian...said Sir Ector, thou Sir Launcelot, there thou liest, tbat thou were never matched of earthly knight's hand ; and thou were the courtiest knight that ever...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: English Literature in Eight Chapters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1890 - 302 pages
...is the oft-quoted lament of Sir Ector over Launcelot, in Malory's final chapter : " 'Ah, Launeelot,' he said, 'thou were head of all Christian knights;...say,' said Sir Ector, 'thou, Sir Launcelot, there thon liest, that thou were never matched of earthly knight's hand ; and tliou were the courtiest knight...
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The Deeds of Beowulf: An English Epic of the Eighth Century Done Into Modern ...

1892 - 203 pages
...when he awaked it were hard any tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. Ah, Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all christian...matched of earthly knight's hand ; and thou were the conrtiest knight that ever bare shield ; and thou were the truest friend to thy lover that ever bestrode...
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Selected Poems

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1894
...his brother could well address him in the words of the noblest praise ever given to any man : ' " Ah, Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all Christian...matched of earthly knight's hand ; and thou were the courtliest knight that ever bare shield ; and thou were the truest friend to thy lover (friend) that...
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A Primer of English and American Literature

Abel S. Clark - 1894 - 228 pages
...to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. 'Ah, Sir Lancelot,' said he, 'thou wert head of all Christian Knights.' 'And now I dare say,' said Sir Bors, ' thou wert the courtliest knight that ever bare shield; and thou wert the truest friend that...
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