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Page 355 - ... plan, the myths, with which the history of all lands begins, will not be overlooked, though these will be carefully distinguished from the actual history, so far as the labors of the accepted historical authorities have resulted in definite conclusions. The subjects of the different volumes have been planned to cover connecting and, as far as possible, consecutive epochs or periods, so that the set when completed will present in a comprehensive narrative the chief events in the great STORY OF...
Page 39 - Ne sont que trois materes a nul home entendant : De France et de Bretaigne et de Rome la grant; et de ces trois materes n'ia nule semblant. li conte de Bretaigne sont si vain et plaisant.
Page 179 - We be not well ordered to fight this day, for we be not in the case to do any great deed of arms ; we have more need of rest.
Page 202 - Their thin, shrill voices rose high above the roar of the flames and the crash of the masonry, like the yelping of a pack of wolves who see their quarry before them and know that they have well-nigh run him down.
Page 42 - Thou, who dost breathing go the dead beholding; Behold if any be as great as this. And so that thou may carry news of me, Know that Bertram de Born am I, the same Who gave to the Young King the evil comfort. I made the father and the son rebellious; Achitophel not more with Absalom And David did with his accursed goadings.
Page 179 - A man is well at ease to be charged with such a sort of rascals, to be faint and fail now at most need.
Page 184 - The king beheld the queen, and stood still in a study a space, and then said, 'Ah, dame, I would ye had been as now in some other place ; ye make such request to me that I cannot deny you ; wherefore I give them to you to do your pleasure with them.
Page 355 - ... presented for the reader in their philosophical relation to each other as well as to universal history. It is the plan of the writers of the different volumes to enter into the real life of the peoples, and to bring them before the reader as they actually lived, labored, and struggled — as they studied and wrote, and as they amused themselves. In carrying out this plan, the myths, with which the history of all lands begins, will not...