Metrical Romances of the 13. 14. and 15. Centuries; -The Proces of the Sevyn Sages. Octovian Imperator Volume 3

Metrical Romances of the 13. 14. and 15. Centuries; -The Proces of the Sevyn Sages. Octovian Imperator Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... learned author of the " Illustrations of Shakspeare," as well as for several others in the sequel. 104, Anon he dude cast his charm. In a Latin MS. romance of Alexander, many parts of which bear a closer resemblance to the English romance than the Latin printed copy, this charm is thus cu riously described: --The king retires to the secret recesses of his palace, where he causes some of the purest water that can be obtained to be poured into a bason, nearly to the brim. He then makes wax en images of his enemies, together with ships of the like material; and placing the men in the ships, sets them afloat in the bason. After this he takes rod of ebony, and, with many incantations, in voking all the celestial and infernal gods to assist him, with gentle etfort of the rod he sinks some of the ships, by which means it happens that such of his enemies as are then on the seas to invade his dominions, are in like manner precipitated to the bottom of the deep. This is stated to have been his usual method, which, however, on this occasion, does not succeed.D. 180, speruer that was honesta So was at the ladies feste. It was a mark of nobility to bear a hawk on the list, and was indeed only permitted to persons of rank. Ladies even carried them to church, and representations of them are frequently to he found on antique monuments. See Way's F abliaux, I. 263, and Warton's Hist. Eng. Poetry, I. 166. 189, Al thes toun yhonged wa It was a mark of great distinction in the feudal ages, at the entrance of a person of great rank into . town, to hang the walls of the houses with tapestry. So in Chaucer's Knights, Tale V. 2567: -. " Up...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236497104
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