The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Page 1924

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1903 - Arthurian romances - 312 pages
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Relates how Arthur became king, won a queen, and came to establish the Round Table.
 

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User Review  - Arkrayder - LibraryThing

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights was a good book. I would recommend the book. However, its not perfect. the story is slow-placed at times, and some parts of the story aren't explained, leaving a few plot-holes. but other than that it is good. Read full review

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User Review  - 1derlys - LibraryThing

This is a classic that deserves a place on the bookshelf in any home. It has mystery, adventure, battles, and friendship, love, betrayal and memorable characters that live forever in the mind. By way ... Read full review

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Page v - I have come to consider the high nobility of spirit that moved these excellent men to act as they did, I have felt that they have afforded such a perfect example of courage and humility that anyone might do exceedingly well to follow after their manner of behavior in such measure as he is able to do.
Page 35 - Thus Arthur achieved the adventure of the sword that day and entered into his birthright of royalty. Wherefore, may God grant His Grace unto you all that ye too may likewise succeed in your undertakings. For any man may be a king in that life in which he is placed if so he may draw forth the sword of success from out of the iron of circumstance.
Page v - I believe that King Arthur was the most honorable, gentle Knight who ever lived in all the world. And those who were his fellows of the Round Table — taking him as their looking-glass of...
Page 143 - ... Merlin pointed to the seat that stood opposite to the Seat Royal, and that seat also was of a very wonderful appearance, being all of crimson and of azure inlaid with many cunning devices, and with figures of silver inset into the wood. And Merlin said unto the king: "My Lord King, that seat is named the Seat Perilous; for no man but one in all this world shall sit therein, and that man is not yet born upon the earth. And if any other man shall dare to sit therein that man shall either suffer...
Page 146 - ... terrible unto the wicked and the evil-doer; that they would defend the helpless who should call upon them for aid; that all women should be held unto them sacred; that they would stand unto the defense of one another whensoever such defense should be required; that they would be merciful unto all men; that they would be gentle of deed, true in friendship, and faithful in love.
Page 68 - King had never smelt any fragrance like unto it. And in the branches of those trees were a multitude of birds of many colors, and the melody of their singing ravished the heart of the hearer. And mid-way in the plain was a lake of water as bright as silver, and all around the borders of the lake were incredible numbers of lilies and of daffodils. Yet, although this place was so exceedingly fair, there was nevertheless, nowhere about it a single sign of life of any sort, but it appeared altogether...
Page v - King Arthur was the most honorable, gentle knight who ever lived in all the world. And those who were his fellows of the Round Table — taking him as their looking-glass of chivalry — made, altogether, such a company of noble knights that it is hardly to be supposed that their like will ever be seen again in this world. Wherefore it is that I have such extraordinary pleasure in beholding how those famous knights behaved whenever circumstances called upon them to perform their endeavor.
Page 140 - ... immediately arose with great joy, and straightway he went forth with his court of knights, riding in great state. And as he went down that marvelously adorned street, all the people shouted aloud as he passed by, wherefore he smiled and bent his head from side to side ; for that day he was wondrous happy. Thus he rode forward unto the town gate, and out therefrom, and so came thence into the country beyond, where the broad and well-beaten highway ran winding down beside the shining river betwixt...
Page 243 - Then Sir Gawaine arose and bowed very low to Queen Guinevere, and he said : " Lady, I go from thy court. Nor will I return thitherward until thou art willing for to tell me that thou art sorry for the discourteous way in which thou hast entreated me now and at other times before my peers." So saying, Sir Gawaine took his leave from that place ; nor did he turn his head nor look behind him. And Queen Guinevere went into her chamber, and wept in secret for anger and for shame. For indeed she was greatly...
Page 142 - ... that time beheld such magnificent courtliness as they beheld at that famous wedding-feast of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. So have I told it unto you, so that you might behold, however so dimly, how marvelously pleasant were those days in which dwelt King Arthur and his famous court of knights. And that day was likewise very famous in the history of chivalry : for in the afternoon the famous Round Table was established ; and that Round Table was at once the very flower and the chiefest glory...

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