The Medieval Society Romances, Volume 44

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Columbia University Press, 1924 - English literature - 141 pages
Three jungle animal friends with a love of trees have an unexpected Christmas "happening."

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Page 72 - Hannah was one of those sort of people with whom to be " off with the old love and on with the new" was a thing not needing argument, it was simply impossible.
Page 139 - Wells, A Manual of the Writings in Middle English (Yale University Press, 1916), p.
Page 29 - so truly as God in this mortal life could not otherwise restore me to happiness, so may the Holy Spirit bless me five hundred times ! " Vv. 6799-6813. — Now my lord Yvain is reconciled, and you may believe that, in spite of the trouble he has endured, he was never so happy for anything. All has turned out well at last; for he is beloved and treasured by his lady, and she by him. His troubles no longer are in his mind ; for he forgets them all in the joy he feels with his precious wife. And Lunete,...
Page 109 - Parry, op. cit., p. 61. its sins and sinners, faithlessness is punished.39 Courtly love also has its festive season, beginning May 1st and lasting through the first part of summer. The setting of the romances, therefore, is bucolic. "Their kings and counts, queens and court ladies, delight in open air pastimes when the bird is in the brake and the flower on the spray ; they like to go into the woods and the fields ... to stroll through the meadows.
Page 6 - This system, an amalgamation of ideas from the songs of the troubadours, the erotic works of Ovid, medieval medical treatises, and discussions fashionable in courtly circles such as those presided over by Eleanor of Poitou and Marie of Champagne, is...
Page 11 - ... shared by others who have investigated courtly love. TA Kirby,21 whose primary interest is Chaucer in the fourteenth century, writes: "The part of the eyes in arousing love is a commonplace feature in courtly love poetry." SF Barrow,22 whose major interest was the French and English romances, observes: "Normal access to the heart is through the eyes, whether the incentive force enters as a spark to kindle an extinguishable fire or as an arrow to inflict an incurable wound.
Page 6 - ... the well-defined system of set theories and stereotyped etiquette which underlies practically all aristocratic treatment of sex in later medieval...
Page 124 - Claris: Li Romans de Claris et Laris. Ed. Johann Alton. Bibliothek des litterarischen Vereins in Stuttgart, 169. Tubingen: H.
Page 3 - Prowess draws Giglain out upon a quest abounding in opportunities to prove his knighthood, and the demands of chivalry insure his response to the cry of a lady in distress...

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