The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur; King of Britain; With His Life and Death, and All His Glorious Battles; Likewise, the Noble Acts and Heroic Deeds of His Valiant Knights of the Round Table Volume 1

The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur; King of Britain; With His Life and Death, and All His Glorious Battles; Likewise, the Noble Acts and Heroic Deeds of His Valiant Knights of the Round Table Volume 1

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...his name was the knight of the black lands. When the damsel saw the black knight she bade sir said the damsel; "' for with me he rideth maugre mine head. Would to God ye would put him from me, or else to slay him if ye may; for he is an unhappy knave, and unhappy hath he done to day tbrough misadventure; for I saw him slay two knights at the passage of the water: and other deeds he did before right marvellous, ' and all tbrough unhappiness."--"'1'hat marvelleth me," said the black knight, " that any man the which is of worship will have to do with him."--" Sir, they know him not," said the damsel; " and, because he rideth with me, they think he is some man of worship born."--" That may well be," said-the black knight; " nevertheless, howbeit you say he is no man of worship, yet he is a full likely person, and full like to be a strong man. But thus much shall I grant you," said the black knight: " I shall put him down upon his feet, and his horse and his armour he shall leave with me; for it were shame for me to do him any more harm." When sir Beaumains heard him say thus to her, he said, " Sir knight, thou art full large of my horse and my harness: l let thee to wit it cost thee nought; and, whether it liketi thee or not, this land will I pass maugre thine head; and horse nor harness getteth thou none of me, .but if thou win them with tby hands; and, therefore, let me see what thou canst do."--" Sayest thou that!" said the black knight: " now yield thy lady from thee lightly; for it beseemeth not a kitchen knave to ride with such 8. lady."--" thou liest," said sir Beaumains: " I am a gentleman...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905393
  • 9781236905390