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The Romance of the Emperor Octavian: Now First Published From Mss; At ...
James Orchard Halliwell
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Page xiii - If this be true, thou Aldingar, The tyding thou tellest to me, Then will I make thee a rich rich knight, Rich both of golde and fee.
Page v - CAPTAIN JOHNS, RM TJ PETTIGREW, ESQ. FRS, FSA LEWIS POCOCK, Esq. FSA SIR CUTHBERT SHARP. WILLIAM SANDYS, ESQ. FSA WILLIAM J. THOMS, Esq. FSA THOMAS WRIGHT, ESQ. MA, FSA, Secretary and Treasurer.
Page xiv - If you had chosen a right good knight, The lesse had been your shame : But you have chose you a lazar man, A lazar both blinde and lame. Therfore a fyer there shall be built, And brent all shalt thou bee, — " Now out alacke ! said our comly queene, Sir Aldingar's false to mee.
Page 24 - Bothe hys oxen he can hym bede For the fawcon lyght ; The squyer therof was fulle blythe For to take the oxen swythe, And gave hym the fawcon ryght. 66° The squyer therof was fulle gladd, When he tho oxen taken had, And hyed owt of syght; And Florent to fle was fulle fayne, He wende he wolde have had hys hawk agayne, 665 And ranne with alle hys my3t.
Page 26 - To a bettur man he may be broght, Than he a bocher were." Aftur alle thys tyme be-felle, Clement xl. pownde can telle 71° Into a pawtenere ; Clement toke hyt chylde Florent, And to the brygge he hym sente, Hys brothur hyt to bere.
Page 78 - I have y-be yore : Of hys greet hors y was wardeyne Sene yere and more." For to blere the Soudanes ye Queynte lesynges he gan to lye, And seyde he hadde lerned marchalsye, Both fer and neygh...
Page 49 - Florent smote wyth herte gode, Thorow helme ynto the hed hyt wode, So moche he was of myght! Thorow Godys grace and Florent there, The Crysten men the bettur were 135fl That day yn the fyght.
Page 28 - Wyth many a mody knyght; And othur kynges kene with crowne, Alle they were to batelle bowne, With helmys and hawberkys bryght. In Parys a monyth the oost lay, 775 With the sowdon, moche of myght.
Page xii - Percy manuscript, contains an incident very similar to that related at the commencement of the following romance ; and perhaps the reader may not object to have the opportunity of making the comparison. It may be observed that it is an incident of frequent recurrence in medieval fiction. Weber refers to Hugh le Blond as well as to Sir Aldingar. The latter commences as follows : — " Our king he kept a false steward, Sir Aldingar they him call ; A falser steward than he was one, Serv'd not in bower...