Sir Eglamour: A Middle English Romance

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Gustav Schleich, Albert Stanburrough Cook
H. Holt, 1911 - Sir Eglamour (Romance). - 69 pages
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Page 7 - ... called him to court. Reappointed captain, Eustache undertook an expedition against the Dacians. During this war he found his wife in a cottage as a gardener — the shipmaster had fallen dead to the ground as he ventured to touch her— and in the same cottage he found again his two sons as soldiers : herdsmen had rescued them from the wild beasts and brought them up. Glad was their meeting again ! But as they returned to Rome they were all burnt in a glowing bull of brass by the emperor's order,...
Page 6 - Trajan, who had sent out messengers for him, and called him to court. Reappointed captain, Eustache undertook an expedition against the Dacians. During this war he found his wife in a cottage as a gardener — the shipmaster had fallen dead to the ground as he ventured to touch her — and in the same cottage he found again his two sons as soldiers : herdsmen had rescued them from the wild beasts and brought them up. Glad was their meeting again ! But as they returned to Rome they were all burnt...
Page 6 - Eustache was traveling along the shore, his two children were borne away by a lion and a leopard. Eustache then worked for a long time as a journeyman, till he was discovered by the Emperor Trajan, who had sent out messengers for him, and called him to his court. Reappointed captain, Eustache undertook an expedition against the Dacians. During this war he found his wife in a cottage as a...
Page 43 - Cott. MS. L. 765. They dydd the bellus to rynge. — The following lines are here inserted in the Lincoln MS., which complete our imperfect stanza: — ••• The emperour with hym tuke hym hame, Octoveane was his name, A lord of gret honour; Bot alle that ever saw his hede, Thay sayd that he was hot dede, This knyght syr Eglamour. L. 768. Dawntowre. — " Dyature,
Page 6 - Sabir, after many sufferings, is raised from a dungeon to a throne. He regains his two children and his wife, who had steadfastly ' refused to cohabit with her captor. This remarkable story is one of those which reached Europe long anterior to the Crusades. It is found in the Greek martyr acts, which were probably composed in the eighth century, where it is told of Saint Eustache, who was before his baptism a captain of Trajan, named Placidus, and the same legend reappears, with modifications of...
Page 6 - ... dreadful calamities, lost all his estate, and was compelled to go abroad as a beggar with his wife and His children. As he went on board a ship bound for Egypt, his wife was seized by the shipmaster and carried off. Soon after, when Eustache was travelling along the shore, his two children were borne off by a lion and a leopard.
Page 49 - Lord, in Artas borne I wes; Sir Pryncesamour my fadir es, Es lorde of bat cuntre. It befell me anys on a day, I and my maydyns went to playe By be syde of the see ; 910 The wynd was lythe *, a bote ber stode, * fair I and my sqwyere thedir in we gode ; Uncrystyn man was he.
Page 31 - To bryttyn* be bare bay went full tite**; par wolde no knyves in hym bytte, So hard of hyde was he. 49 ' Sir Awntour, sen bou hym sloghe, We trowe bat thyn be gud ynoghe, If bat bi willis it bee.
Page 6 - Ward, p. 760. throws a red silk purse to the king. The purse is caught in a tree and snatched away by an eagle. Guillaume finds an empty boat ; but whilst he is placing one of the boys in it he sees a wolf running off with the other, and loses both. At the end of twenty-four years, however, they all meet again in England, and Guillaume regains his kingdom.1 St.

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