The seven champions of Christendom. New, complete ed

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Page i - St. George of England, St. Denis of France, St. James of Spain, St. Anthony of Italy, St. Andrew of Scotland, St. Patrick of Ireland, and St. David of Wales.
Page 368 - ... which Sidney appeared before Stella,8 thoughts of the early summer at Penshurst, with strawberries and hare-hunting, and memories of May-games with a contest of Hiems and Ver. Phalantus is armed and set upon a horse milk-white, but that upon his shoulders and withers he was freckled with red stain, as when a few strawberries are scattered into a dish of cream.
Page 12 - Thus weltered he from his hideous den, and so fiercely assailed the gallant champion with his burning wings, that at the first encounter he had almost felled him to the ground; but the knight, nimbly recovering himself, gave the dragon such a thrust with his spear, that it shivered in a thousand pieces! upon which, the furious dragon smote him so violently with his venomous tail, that...
Page 277 - There is the prison yet packed up together (an old rotten thing) where the man that was condemned to death, and could have nobody come to him and succour him but was searched, was kept alive a long space by sucking his daughter's breasts. These are but the...
Page 6 - So taking him by the hand, she led him into a brazen castle, wherein were imprisoned six of the bravest knights of the whole world. " These," said she, "are six worthy champions of Christendom: the first is St Denis of France, the second St James of Spain, the. third St Anthony of Italy, the fourth St Andrew of Scotland, the fifth St Patrick of Ireland, the sixth St David of Wales; and thou art born to be the seventh, thy name St George of England, for so shalt thou be named in times to come." Then...
Page iii - What the simple say I care not; what the spightful speak I pass not; only the censure of the conceited I stand unto; that is the mark I aym at; whose good likings if I obtain, I have won my race; if not, I faint in the first attempt, and so lose the quiet of my happy goal.
Page 65 - Ormandine : but no sooner did he attempt'that vain enterprise, but his senses were overtaken with a sudden and heavy sleep, whereby he was forced to let go his hold, and to fall flat upon the ground, where his senses were drowned in such a dead slumber, that it was as much impossible to recover himself from sleep, as to pull the sun out of the firmament. The necromancer, by his magic skill, had intelligence of the champion's unfortunate success, who sent from the enchanted garden four spirits, in...
Page 5 - ... him as the apple of her eye, appointed twelve sturdy Satyrs to attend his person, so that neither force nor policy could further his intent. She kept him not to insult over as a slave, nor triumph in his wretchedness, but daily fed his fancy with all the .delights that art or nature could afford ; for she placed her whole felicity in him, and lusted after his beauty.
Page 16 - ... lulled him to rest with the sweetest harmony that ever was heard. No sooner had the blushing morn displayed her beauties in the east, and gilded with her radiant beams the mountain...
Page 357 - Thou must bejoin'd in Hymen's band: Thy constancy to her is known, Who seeks to have thee for her own : But ere these things to thee betide, Thou many troubles must abide." Having thus said, she vanished out of their sight, leaving them much wondering at what they had heard. Then taking their leave of the dwarf, they returned again towards their ship ; but in their way, as they passed along by a river's side, which gently running made sweet music with the enamelled stones, and seemed to give a gentle...

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