The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain: A Romance of Chivalry (Google eBook)

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Edward Vernon Utterson
White, Cochrane, and Company, 1814 - 544 pages
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Page 139 - ... of his brest there were lettres that sayd thus: Whan thys ymage shoteth, than all this palais shall tourne like a whele...
Page xxxiii - I had determined to have left and gyven up my laboure, for I thoughte it sholde have ben reputed but a folye in me to translate be seming suche a fayned mater, wherin semeth to be so many unpossybylytees. How be it than I called agayne to my remembraunce that I had redde and seen many a sondrye volume...
Page xxxiv - The whyche consyderacyons, and other, gave me agayne audacyte to contynue forth my fyrste purpose tyll I had fynysshed this sayd boke, not presumynge that I have reduced it in to fresshe ornate polysshed Englysshe, for I know myself insufficient in the facondyous arte of rethoryke, nor also I am but a lerner of the language of Frensshe.
Page xxxiv - ... wherfore I thought that this present treatyse myght as well be reputed for trouth as some of those...
Page xxxiv - ... and to mynysshe, adde or augment as they shall fynde cause requysyte. And in theyr so doynge I shall praye to God that after this vayne and transytory lyfe he may brynge them unto the perdurable joye of heven. Amen.
Page xxxiv - ... polysshed Englysshe, for I know myself insufficient in the facondyous arte of rethoryke, nor also I am but a lerner of the language of Frensshe. How be it, I truste my symple reason hath ledde to the understandynge of the true sentence of the mater, accordinge to the whiche I have...
Page 139 - ... there was portrayed how God dyde create the sonne and the mone, and in the rofe were all the VII pianettes wrought with fyne golde and sylver, and all the sytuacyons of the heuvens, wherein were pyght many carbuncles and other precyous stones the whiche dyde cast grete clerenes bothe by daye and by nyght.
Page xxxiii - Frensshe in to our maternall tongue a noble hystory, makynge mencyon of the famous dedes of the ryght valyaunt knyght Arthur sonne and heyre to the noble duke of Brytayne, and of the fayre lady Florence, doughter and heyre to the myghty Emendus, kynge of the noble realme of Soroloys, and of the grete trouble that they endured, or they attayned to the perfourmance of theyr vertuous amorous desyers ; for fyrste they overcame many harde and straunge adventures, the whiche as to our humayne reason sholde...
Page 139 - He entred in to a chambre the moste rychest that ever was seen; for syth God first made mankynde, there was no maner of hystorie nor bataile, but in that chambre it was portrayed with golde and asure . . . ; there was portrayed how God dyde create the sonne and the mone, and in the rofe were all the VII pianettes wrought with fyne golde and sylver, and all the sytuacyons of the...
Page 544 - Arthur of Brytayn. The hystory1 of the moost2 noble and valyaunt knyght Arthur of lytell brytayne, translated out of frensshe in to englushe3 by the noble Johan Bourghcher knyght lorde Earners, newly Imprynted :" no date, black letter, folio, 179 leaves. (Collier, Bibl. Cat. i. 63). Colophon: " Here endeth the hystory of Arthur of lytell Brytayne. Imprynted at London in Powles chttrche yeard at the sygne of the Cocke by Roberte Redborne.

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