The Renowned History of the Seven Champions of Christendom, and Their Sons

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 302 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 Excerpt: ...down to the court, and left the knight of the castle with the magician standing still upon the gallery to behold the following encounters. But when the giants approached the champions' presence, and saw them so well proportioned and furnished, knights of so gallant statures, they flourished about their knotty clubs, and purposed not to spend the time in words but in blows. Then one of the fiercest and cruellest giants of them all (which was called Brandamond) seeing St. George to be forwardest in the enterprise, and judging him to be the knight that had so braved his lord, he began with a stern countenance to speak unto him in this manner: "Art thou that bold knight," said the giant, "that with thy witless words hath so angered the mighty Leoger, the lord of this castle? If thou be, I advise thee by submission to seek to appease his furious wrath before revenge be taken upon thy person. Also I do charge thee (if thou wilt remain with thy life) that thou dost leave thy armour, and yield thyself, with all these followers, with their hands bound behind them, and go and ask forgiveness at his feet." To which St. George, with a smiling countenance, answered: "Giant," said he, "thy counsel I do not like, nor thy advice will I receive; but rather do we hope to send thee and all thy followers without tongues to the infernal king of fiery Phlegethon; and for that you shall not have any more time to speak such folly and foolishness, either return your ways from whence you came, and repent of this which you have said, or else prepare yourselves to a mortal battle." The giants, when they heard the champions' resolutions, and how slightly they regarded their proffers, without any longer tarrying they straightway fell upon St. Geor...

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