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" In our forefathers tyme, whan Papistrie, as a standyng poole, couered and ouerflowed all England, fewe bookes were read in our tong, sauyng certaine bookes of Cheualrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in Monasteries,... "
The history of English poetry. To which are prefixed, three dissertations ... - Page 373
by Thomas Warton - 1840
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The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh ..., Volume 3

Thomas Warton - English poetry - 1781
...Chiualrie, as they fayd for paftime and plea•" fure, which, as fome fay, were made in monafteries by idle лл monkes or wanton chanons : as one for example, MORTE •'* ARTHUR, the whole pleafure of which booke ftandeth in " two fpecyall poyntes, in open mans flaghter and bolde baw" drie...
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Sir Tristrem; a metrical romance, ed. by W. Scott

Thomas (of Ercildoune, called the Rhymer.) - 1804
...and overflowed all England, few bookes " were red in our toong, savying certayne bookes of chivalrie, as " they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as...monkes or wanton chanons. As " one, for example, Morte Arthurc, the whole pleasure of whiche " booke standeth in twospecyall poyntes; in open mans slaughtre,...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 5-6

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1807
...all England, fewe bookcs were read in our long, savyng certaine bookes of Chcvalrie, as they said, for pastime, and pleasure-, which, as some say, were...monkes or wanton chanons, as one for example, Morte Arlhure : the whole pleasure of which booke standeth in two speciall poyntes : in open manslaughter...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said, for pastime and pleasure ; which, as some say, were made in monasteries, by idle monks, or wanton canons : for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which book standeth in two...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 1

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said, for pastime and pleasure ; which, as some say, were made in monasteries, by idle monks, or wanton canons : for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which book standeth in two...
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The British bibliographer, Volume 1

Sir Egerton Brydges - English literature - 1810
...and ouerflowecl all England, few bookes were red in our toong, sailing certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd for pastime and pleasure, which, as some...were made in monasteries by idle monkes or wanton channons: as one for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which booke standeih in two specyall...
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Sir Tristrem: A Metrical Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Thomas ((Anglo-Norman poet)), Thomas (the Rhymer) - Tristan (Legendary character) - 1811 - 401 pages
...over" flowed all England, few bookes were red in our toong, sa" vyng certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd, for pastime " and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in monaste" ries by idle monkes or wanton chanons. As one, for ex" ample, Morte. Arthure, the whole pleasure...
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth

Roger Ascham - Archery - 1815 - 391 pages
...overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said for pastime and pleasure; which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monks or wanton canons. As one for example, Marts Arthur ; the whole pleasure of which book standeth...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 4

Sir Walter Scott - English poetry - 1821
...and overflowed all England, few bookes were red in our " toong, savyng certayne bookes of chivalrie, as they sayd, " for pastime and pleasure, which, as...monkes or wanton chanons. As one, " for example, Morte Arthvre, the whole pleasure of whiche " booke standeth in two spccyall poyntes ; in open mans " slaughtre,...
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A history of the church and priory of Swine in Holderness

Thomas Thompson - 1824
...all England, few books were read in " our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, " as they said, for pastime and pleasure, which, " as some say, were made in monasteries by idle " monks or wanton canons. As one, for example " La Morte d'Arthure, the whole pleasure of " which book...
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