Advertisement. Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy. Ywaine and Gawin. Launfal

Advertisement. Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy. Ywaine and Gawin. Launfal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ... rather, of the French original, nearly two centurys older, made its first appearance. There is every reason to conclude that the other romancees mention'd by Chaucer Ypotys, Bevis, Sir Guy, Sir Lybeaus, Pleindamour, and, possiblely, Sire Percivell, were in Engleish verse, and, in all probability, much the same with those of which copys have been preserved; except the laft, which no one but Chaucer ever noticees. This sort of translation continue'd til at least the time of king Henry the sixth; in which reign The St. Graal was translateed into Engleish by Henry Lonelich, skynner, at the instance of one Harry Bartonfl' and contains, though imperfect both at begining and end, not less, according to mister Nasmith, than 40,000 lines; Thomas Chestre gave a free and enlarge'd version of the Lai de Iianval of Mary of France; and Robert de Thornton produced Morte Arthure and Pereyvell of Galles. Ywain and Gazuin seems to have been writen at an earlyer period, and, very probablely, in the reign of king Richard the second. There are not above two or three originally Engleish, among which we may safely reckon The squyr of low degree; unless Sir Eglamour, and Sir Tryamour, may, likewise, have that honour, til the originals be discover'd. It appears highly probable that the " rime" men See his Catalogus bib. C. C. C. C. P. 54. tion'd by Robert of Brunnefl' concerning Gryme the fisher, the founder of Grymesby, Hanelok the Dane, and his wife Goldeburgh, daughter to a king Athelwold; " who all now," exclaims the learned Tyrwhitt, " together with their bard, illacrymabiles U rgentur ignotique longd No(te, --" was an Eugleish romance, extant not onely in the time of Henry de Knyghton, the historian, who wrote about the year...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827414
  • 9781236827418
  • 2,239,629