Tales of a Grandfather;: Being Stories Taken from the History of France..

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Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; Whittaker and Company, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1831 - 360 pages
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Page 287 - Paris , but his wife, a courageous and beautiful woman, who is said to have had the courage of a man and the heart of a lion...
Page 175 - ... he would grant her a boon. The knight, with an oath, promised compliance. The Queen then said, ' Sir knight, I request, on the oath you have sworn, that, should the Saracens storm this town and take it, you will cut off my head before they seize my person.
Page 174 - Before the good lady was brought to bed, she ordered every person to leave her chamber, except this ancient knight, when she cast herself out of bed on her knees before him, and requested that he would grant her a boon. The knight with an oath, promised compliLOUIS EMBARKS FOR ACM.
Page 174 - Help, help;" when there was not a soul near her. For fear the fruit of her womb should perish, she made a knight watch at the foot of her bed all night without sleeping. This knight was very old, not less than eighty years, or perhaps more ; and every time she screamed he held her hands, and said, " Madam, do not be thus alarmed ; I am with you : quit these fears.

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