Tales of True Knights

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Century Company, 1921 - Chivalry - 315 pages
 

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Page 34 - there was only one thing to do and that was to proceed in the discussion of the treaty by way of amendment and reservation.
Page 161 - ... go to the fountainhead and write to Rossetti himself about them. This she promptly did; but my horror may be imagined when Rossetti replied that from her description he failed to identify a single one of them. In desperation I wrote back that there was only one thing to be done, and that was to ask Rossetti to examine the drawings himself, though owing to his ill-health, which had then become habitual, I greatly doubted whether he would consent to do it. However, he very kindly sent his secretary...
Page 201 - ... had heard all this thing, she considered long in herself, if they were her two sons, because they had said by order what was befallen them. And the next day following she went to the master of the chivalry, and required him, saying, Sir, I pray thee that thou command that I may be brought again to my country ; for I am of the country of the Romans, and here I am a stranger.
Page xv - Chaucer makes a kind of sermon out of the story, and certainly after we have enjoyed it merely as a story, if one wishes to go farther, there is a very good lesson to be learned from it.
Page 232 - My own dear people,' he answered, 'you are asking of me that which I thought never to do. I rejoice to be free, and like not to have my freedom cut short by marriage. But I see that your prayer is just and truly meant, and that it is my duty to take a wife. Therefore I consent to marry as soon as I may. But as for your offer to choose a wife for me, of that task I acquit you. The will of God must ordain what sort of an heir I shall have, and be your choice of a wife never so wise, the child may yet...
Page 89 - And now he crept through a crevice in the wall, for the gates were all locked, and as fast as his legs could carry him, he ran to the wood and sought for Adam Bell and Clim of the Clough.
Page 201 - Alas, they are both slain by wild beasts," and he told her how he had lost them.
Page 296 - For there, right at the foot of the tree, lay a great heap of treasure, the like of which they had never seen even in their dreams.
Page viii - Adam Bell, dim of the Clough, and William of Cloudesley is the story of three ballad heroes.

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