The Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundeville Kt: Which Treateth of the Way Toward Hierusalem and of Marvayles of Inde with Other Islands and Countreyes

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Reeves and Turner, 1883 - Voyages and travels - 326 pages
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Page 137 - I schalle telle you what the Soudan tolde me upon a day, in his chambre. He leet voyden out of his chambre alle maner of men, lordes and othere ; for he wolde speke with me in conseille. And there he askede me, how the Cristene men governed hem in oure contree. And I seyde him, righte wel, thonked be God.
Page xiv - I was not worthy. But as I have heard say of wise men beyond, I shall tell you with good will.
Page 25 - Morwe, and sche scholde come out of the Cave before him ; and thanne come and kysse hire on the mowthe, and have no Drede ; for I schalle do the no maner harm, alle be it that thou see me in Lyknesse of a Dragoun. For thoughe thou see me hidouse and horrible to loken onne, I do the t6 wytene, that it is made be Enchauntement.
Page 4 - I schalle speke more pleynly hereaftre. And I schalle devise zou sum partie of thinges that there ben, whan time schalle ben, aftre it may best come to my mynde; and specyally for hem, that wylle and are in purpos for to visile the Holy Citee of Jerusalem, and the holy Places that are thereaboute.
Page 164 - Symulacres ben ymages made aftre lyknesse of men or of women, or of the sonne or of the mone, or of ony best, or of ony kyndely thing; and Ydoles is an ymage made of lewed wille of man, that man may not fynden among kyndely thinges; as an ymage, that hathe 4 hedes, on of a man, another of an hors, or of an ox, or of sum other best, that no man hathe seen aftre kyndely disposicioun.
Page 145 - Lordschipe of Cruk; that is a riche Lord and a gode Cristene man; where men fynden a Sparehauk upon a Perche righte fair, and righte wel made; and a fayre Lady of Fayrye, that kepethe it. And who that wil wake that Sparhauk, 7 dayes and 7 nyghtes, and as...
Page 264 - Contree weren Trees, that beren a Fruyt, that becomen Briddes fleeynge : and tho that fellen in the Water, lyven ; and thei that fallen on the Erthe, dyen anon : and thei ben right gode to Mannes mete.
Page 239 - Tresorye; and than thei taken newe money for the olde. And that Money gothe thorghe out alle the contree, and thorghe out alle his Provynces. For there and beyonde hem, thei make no Money nouther of Gold nor of Sylver. And therefore he may despende ynow, and outrageously.
Page 48 - And he comethe to brenne him self upon the Awtere of the Temple, at the ende of 5 Hundred Zeer: for so longe he lyvethe. And at the 500 Zeres ende, the Prestes arrayen here Awtere honestly, and putten there upon Spices and Sulphur vif and other thinges, that wolen brenne lightly. And than the Brid Fenix comethe, and brennethe him self to Askes.
Page 289 - Hous. And there ben also in that Contree manye Camles, that is a lytille Best as a Goot, that is wylde, and he lyvethe be the Eyr, and etethe nought ne drynkethe nought at no tyme. And he chaungethe his colour often tyme : for men seen him often scithes, now in o colour and now in another colour : and he may chaunge him in to alle maner of coloures that him list, saf only in to red and white.

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