Melusine, Volume 68, Part 1

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Alexander Karley Donald
Pub. for the Early English text society, 1895 - Melusine (Legendary character)
 

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Page 374 - Mieulx est de ris, que de larmes escrire : Pour ce que rire est le propre de l'homme.
Page 372 - Scio equidem jampridem relatum veridica narratione, quod in Aquensi provincia paucis ab Aquis milliaribus est castrum Russetum, quod vallem Trezensem sub se missam respicit. Hujus castri Dominus, Raimundus nomine, cum uno aliquo die solus in equo vectaretur juxta decursum interluentis Laris fluvii, ex improviso occurrit domina nulli decore secunda, in palafredo phalerato, vestibus et apparatu pretiosis, cumque salutata a milite p. 896. ipsum ex nomine resalutasset, ille ab ignota se nominatum audiens,...
Page 381 - Si cum li cerfs s'en vait devant les chiens, Devant Rollant si s'en fuient paiens.
Page 372 - Et timet eventus indignaturque timere." Quid moror? erepto linteo, quo balneum operitur, miles ut uxorem nudam videat, accedit, statimque domina in serpentem conversa, misso sub aqua balnei capite, disparuit, nunquam visa imposterum nee audita, nisi quandoque de nocte, cum ad infantulos suos visitandos veniebat, nutricibus audientibus, sed ab ejus aspectu semper arctatis. Sane miles pro maxima parte felicitate...
Page 1 - Romance in prose in the British Museum (Bibl. Reg. 18. B. ii) consisting of 219 folios, and entitled — in a later hand — " A Chronicle of Melusine in olde Englishe, compyled by Ihon of Arras, and dedicated to the Duke of Berry and Auuergne, and translated (as yt shoulde seeme) out of Frenche into Englishe.
Page 2 - Iustly that I coude or haue mowe, aftir the Cronykles whiche I suppose certaynly to be trew.
Page 381 - ... qu'est en lui, nous empêcher et divertir du vrai service de Dieu, par ses moqueries et illusions; et, gagnant toujours pays, allant de pied en pied, a si bien fait cet esprit calomniateur, que d'éteindre, en ce qu'il a pu, le nom de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, et icelui obscurcir et cacher aux hommes...
Page 2 - And he is not wyse that suche thinges supposeth to comprehende in his wit, and weneth that the mervaylles that ben thrugh the universal world, may nat be true, as it is said of the thinges that men calle ffayrees, and as it is of many other thinges, whereof we may not have the knowleche of alle them.

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