Huon of Bordeaux: Done Into English

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G. Allen, 1895 - Huon de Bordeaux - 303 pages
 

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Page 80 - Momur, the whiche is about foure hundred leagues from hence ; and if I list, incontinent I can be there. Know for...
Page 197 - I can mew a sparrow-hawk, and I can ffmnofBord. chase the hart and the wild boar, and blow the prise, and serve the hounds their rights, and I can serve at table before a great prince, and I can play at chess and tables as well as any other can do, nor did I ever meet man who could win off me unless I chose." We wonder, by the way, why he ever did choose ; but he goes on : "I can write well, arm me, and set the helm on my head, and bear a shield and spear, and ride and gallop a horse, and when it...
Page 198 - I can right well enter into ladies' chambers to embrace and kiss them and to do them any service." Incidentally we hear that many of the ladies are in love with this accomplished young man ; and there is a tale told of him that in the East a Saracen princess risked her life for his, and offered to become a Christian if he would marry her. Some of the knights are talking among themselves of M.
Page 66 - Guyer his brother the Provost weepe for him, and when I departed from Bourdeaux," quoth he, " I delivered unto him all my lands to governe ; wherefore I require you shew mee your name." " Sir," quoth he, " I am called Gerames, and now I pray you, shew me your name." " Sir," quoth he, " I am named Huon, and my younger brother is called Gerard. But, sir, I pray you shew me how you have so long lived heere, and what sustenance you have had." " Sir," quoth Gerames, " I have eaten none other thing but...
Page 80 - such a gift ought to be well kept." — " Huon," quoth Oberon, "well you were counsailed when you spake to me, you had never before so faire adventure ; shew me by thy faith if thou wilt eate, and what meate thou wilt have, and what wine thou wilt drinke." — " Sir," quoth Huon, " so that I had meate and drinke, I care not what it were, so that I and my company were...
Page 86 - Then againe he repented him of his owne words, and said, " I am a foole to thinke or to say thus, for as yet I cannot tell what end I shall come to : the cup that I have is better worth then two cities, but as yet I cannot beleeve the vertue to be in the home as Oberon hath shewed, nor that he may heere it so farre off: but whatsoever fortune fall, I will assay it if it hath such vertue or not.
Page 88 - of your courtesie, love and good councell I thanke you; but whatsoever fortune fall to me, I will go to mine uncle, and if he be such a one as you say, I shall make him to die an ill death, and if neede be I shall sound my home, and I am sure at my neede you will ayd me.
Page 87 - ... too much drinke out of the cup that you gave me, the vertue of the which we well assayed. Then I thought to trye also the vertue of the rich home, to the entent that if I shoulde have any neede that I might be sure thereof. Now I know for troth that all is true that you have shewed me. Wherefore, sir, in the honour of God, I require you to pardon my trespas ; else, sir, heere is my swoord, strike off my head at your pleasure, for I know well, without your ayd, I shall never come to atchieve mine...
Page 68 - ... so that it shall seeme unto you that all the world should perish, and he will make to seeme before you a great running river blacke and deepe, but you may passe it at your ease, and it shall not wet the feet of your horse, for all is but fantasie and enchauntments that the dwarfe shall make to the entent to have you with him, and if you can keepe yourselfe without speaking unto him, you may then well escape.
Page 85 - it was a fair adventure for us, when we met Oberon, and that I spake to him; he hath shewed me great tokens of love, when he gave me...

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