The adventures of king Richard Coeur-de-Lion, Volume 1

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T. and J. Evans, Paternoster-Row, 1791
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Page v - Divers, I say, have been the opinions entertained and declared concerning these my labours. The Milliners and Mantua-makers, at the circulating libraries, were fain to inquire what was chivalry ; what were knights, and squires, and minstrels, and palfreys, and ushers, and tournaments, and hauberks, and morions, and lances, and the whole apparatus of chivalry ? In fine, they were dissatisfied, saying 'they did not understand them there sort of things, and had rather have somewhat else, that showed...
Page v - the costumi have been preserved.' "1 In the same Preface he unconsciously touches on another problem which a historical novelist had to face — namely, the ignorance of the public. "Divers, I say, have been the opinions entertained and declared concerning these my labours. The Milliners and Mantua-makers, at the circulating libraries, were fain to inquire what was chivalry ; what were knights, and squires, and minstrels, and palfreys, and ushers, and tournaments, and hauberks, and morions, and lances,...
Page xiv - Reader, if them shouldst wish to learn why I have chosen rather to pourtray the manners and the characters of ages past, in preference to those of the moderns; be it known to thee, that I consider the task of delineating the follies of the present times, as already in better hands; to wit, in the hands of that queen of novelists, the incomparable authoress of Cecilia.

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