La Mort D'Arthure; The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table Volume 3

La Mort D'Arthure; The History of King Arthur and of the Knights of the Round Table Volume 3

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...clearenesse, that the house was as bright as though all the torches of the world had beene there. So came hee to the chamber doore, and would have entred, and anon a voice said unto him, " Flee, sir Launcelot, and enter not, for thou oughtest not to doe it, and if thou enter, thou shalt forethinke it." And hee withdrew him backe, and was right heavie in his mind. Then looked hee up in the midest of the chamber, and saw a table of silver, and the holy vessell covered with red samite, and many angels about it, whereof one of them held a candell of waxe burning, and the other held a crosse and the ornaments of the alter. And before the holy vessell hee saw a good man clothed like a priest, and it seemed that hee was at the sakefingl of the masse; and it seemed unto sir Launcelot that above the priests hands there were three men, whereof the two put the youngest by likenesse betweene the priests hands, and so hee lift it up on high, and it seemed to shew so to the people. And then sir Launcelot mervailed not a little, for him thought that the priest was so greatly charged of the figure, that him seemed that he should have fallen to the ground; and when hee saw none about him that would helpe him, then hee came to the doore a great pace, and said, " Faire Father Jesu Christ, nor take it for no sinne though I helpe the good man, which hath great need of helpe." Right soo hee entred into the chamber, and came toward the table of silver; and, when hee came nigh, he felt a breath, that him thought was entermedled 2 with fire, which smote him so sore in the visage, that him thought it all to-brent his visage, and therewith hee fell to the ground, and had no power to arise; as hee was so enraged that he had lost the poWer-of...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834852
  • 9781236834850