The Brus: from a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh manuscripts (Google eBook)

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The Spalding club, 1856 - Literary Criticism - 524 pages
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Page 370 - Certis it war pite That scho in that poynt left suld be ; For certis I trow thar is na man That he ne will rew a woman than.
Page 117 - ... ghastly confusion, and set fire to the mass. The castle was burnt to the ground, and Douglas's men betook themselves to the hills to elude pursuit. This affair took place on March 19, 1307, and, for the reason explained by Barbour, has ever since been remembered as the
Page 167 - ... answers are enjoyed by the two. Barbour delights, and with good reason, in preserving the account of the fight in which the king, traitorously attacked by three men while alone in the mountains,
Page ix - Bannockburn ; though the former was the grandfather, the other the grandson. His hero is not to be degraded by announcing that he had once sworn fealty to Edward, and once done homage to Balliol, or ever joined any party but that of his country and freedom.
Page 452 - That tham thocht of gret beaute, And alsua wondir for to se ; The tothir crakis war of wer That tha befor herd nevir er. Of thir twa thingis tha had ferly.1 For a whole month the Scottish army remained in the northern counties.
Page 159 - I sail yow say, The King Robert the Bruys is he, That is rycht lord off this countre. His fayis now haldis him in thrang, Bot I think to se or ocht lang Him lord and king our all the land That na fayis sail him withstand.
Page 8 - And gyff God will that it sa be, ' I sall als frely in all thing ' Hald it, as it afferis to king; ' Or as myn eldris forouch me
Page xxix - It is a proud thing for a country to have given a subject for such an Odyssey, and to have had, so early in its literature, a poet worthy to celebrate it.
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