Lazamons Brut Volume 3

Lazamons Brut 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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...supposes, to the fable of its having been fixed in a rock. " Geoffrey alone," adds Roberts, " calls the sword Calibum, i. e. caled-vwrn, the hard mass, . . well tempered and massive." In the R0man de Merlin, vol. i. f. lxxxii'., Escalibort is interpreted "ung nom en Ebrieu, qni vault an tant a dire en Francois comme trenoher fer .;" and in the same manner in the English Morte Arthur it is explained cut steel, vol. i. p. 48, on which see Southeys note. Another name is.Bl'01Ulstele, which occurs in a romance in the MS. Red Book of Bath. Ibid. v. 21139. Avalun.--See the authorities quoted in a subsequent note on Arthurs fabled transportation to this fairy island, after the battle of Camlan. Ibid. vv. 21147-8. Goswhit.--Here we have, no doubt, a traditionary name not handed down by Geoffrey or Wace. Of course Goswhit, i. e. Goose-white, must be taken as the interpretation of a British epithet. In the French text is a peculiarity passed over by Lagamon, Ibid. vv. 21l5l--21156.--The signification of Pridwen in Welsh is said to be the fair form, or that which is white, in allusion probably to the figure of the Virgin said to be painted on it. Roberts would regard this passage as an interpolation, because it suited.not his views, yet it is as ancient as any of the other traditions respecting Arthur. Nennius says, he bore the figure of the Virgin "super humeros suos," at the battle of Castle Guinnion, p. 48, but William of Malmesbury transfers the battle to Baden hill, where he says Arthur was assisted by the image of the Divine Mother " quam armis suis insucrat," lib. i. f. 4. edit. 1596. There is a later legend on the subject, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807499
  • 9781236807496