Tales of the century or Sketches of the romance of history between the years 1746 and 1846. By J.S. and C.E. Stuart

Front Cover
J. Marshall, 1847 - 530 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 178 - Sir, said the squire, here I have brought you all your arms save your helm and your sword, and therefore by mine assent now may ye take this knight's helm and his sword: and so he did. And when he was clean armed he took Sir Launcelot's horse, for he was better than his ; and so departed they from the cross.
Page 177 - And therewith upon his hands, and upon his knees, he went so nigh, that he touched the holy vessel!, and kissed it : And anon he was hole, and then he said, ' Lord God, I thank thee, for I am healed of this malady.
Page 180 - Jesu Christ, and a great multitude of angels bare his soul up to heaven, that the two fellows might well behold it. Also the two fellows saw come from heaven an hand, but they saw not the body. And then it came right to the Vessel, and took it and the spear, and so bare it up to heaven. Sithen was there never man so hardy to say that he had seen the Sangreal.
Page 177 - Lord, when shall this sorrow leave me, and when shall the holy vessel! come by me, where through I shall be blessed, for I have endured thus long for little trespasse!
Page 175 - And so they mounted upon their horses, and rode through the streets of Camelot, and there was weeping of the rich and poor, and the king turned away, and might not speak for weeping.
Page 173 - Then there entered into the hall the Holy Grail, covered with white samite, but there was none might see it nor who bare it.
Page 143 - He was able to give little information concerning the previous portion of his existence, and that confirmed the conclusions at which the people of Nuremburg had arrived. There was no doubt that he had always lived in a hole (a small low apartment which he sometimes called a cage) where the light never entered, and a sound was never heard. In this place it appears that he never, even in his sleep, lay with his whole body stretched out, but sat, waking and sleeping, with his legs extended before him,...
Page 176 - And he returned and came again to his horse, and took off his saddle and his bridle, and let him pasture; and unlaced his helm, and ungirded his sword, and laid him down to sleep upon his shield before the cross.
Page 56 - I recognised the figure of my mysterious guide from St. Rosalie ! " I lay breathless with amazement, and as the cavalier turned the rock, the broad moon shone bright on his face, and showed distinctly the pale stern features so deeply imprinted on my memory. The little party stopped full in the moonlight near the margin of the water, and the cavalier having glanced hastily round, blew a loud shrill whistle. The echo had scarce died away along the cliff, when the long black shadow of a man-of-war's...
Page 143 - ... and by his peculiar mode of sitting upon the ground with his legs extended which is possible to himself alone, — he never, even in his sleep, lay with his whole body stretched out, but sat, waking and sleeping, with his back supported in an erect posture. Some peculiar property of his place of rest, and some particular contrivance must probably have made it necessary for him to remain constantly in such a position. He is himself unable to give any further information upon this subject.

Bibliographic information