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Page 340 - Ten of them were sheathed in steel, With belted sword, and spur on heel : They quitted not their harness bright, Neither by day, nor yet by night...
Page 108 - Bermuez heard the word, But he could not refrain, He held the banner in his hand, He gave his horse the rein. — "You see yon foremost squadron there, The thickest of the foes, Noble Cid, God be your aid, For there your banner goes ! Let him that serves and honors it, Show the duty that he owes.
Page 109 - When they wheel'd and turn'd, as many more lay slain, You might see them raise their lances and level them again. There you might see the breastplates, how they were cleft in twain, And many a Moorish shield lie shatter'd on the plain. The pennons that were white mark'd with a crimson stain, The horses running wild whose riders had been slain.
Page 109 - Heaven's sake succour him !" Their shields before their breasts, forth at once they go, Their lances in the rest levelled fair and low ; Their banners and their crests waving in a row, Their heads all stooping down towards the saddle bow.
Page 338 - ... and before them a knight of great stature upon a white horse with a bloody cross, who bore in one hand a white banner, and in the other a sword which seemed to be of fire, and he made a great mortality among the Moors who were flying. And King Bucar and the other Kings were so greatly dismayed that they never checked the reins till they had ridden into the sea ; and the company of the Cid rode after them, smiting and slaying and giving them no respite ; and they smote down so many that it was...
Page 505 - ... letter, and presents of friendship. By the power of God I was very glad hearing of your welfare, and being assured of your amity. I have received your presents, and thank you much. I fear that if I send Ambassadors with presents of amity by Consul Cameron, they may be arrested by the Turks. And now I wish that you may arrange for the safe passage of my Ambassadors everywhere on the road. I wish to have an answer to this letter by Consul Cameron, and that he may conduct my Embassy to England....
Page 337 - ... and his countenance as it was wont to be, and the eyes open, and his long beard in order, so that there was not a man who would have thought him dead if he had seen him and not known it. And on the second day after he had departed, Gil Diaz placed the body upon a right noble saddle, and this saddle with the body upon, it he put upon a frame; and he dressed the body in a gambax of fine sendal, next the skin.
Page 108 - Pero Bermuez heard the word, but he could not refrain. He held the banner in his hand, he gave his horse the rein : " You see yon foremost squadron there, the thickest of the foes.
Page 108 - The camp was all in tumult, and there was such a thunder Of cymbals and of drums, as if earth would cleave in sunder. There you might see the Moors arming themselves in haste, And the two main battles how they were forming fast ; Horsemen and footmen mixed, a countless troop and vast.