The New American Cyclopedia; A Polpular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The New American Cyclopedia; A Polpular Dictionary of General Knowledge

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...Ho lav "twontie-fouro davos and as many nights as a dead man, ' and recovered only to return to King Arthur's court, and to abandon further quest. It was reserved to Sir Galahad, who possessed all the requisite perfection of purity, to achieve the holy graal. He was admitted to view it, but "began to tremble right sore when the deadly flesh began to behold the spirituall things. Then ho held up both his hands toward heaven, and said: 'Lord, I thanko thee, for now I see that which hath beene my desire many a day. Now, blessed Lord, would I no longer livo, if it might please thee, good Lord.'" His death followed, and immediately after the holy graal was carried up to heaven. "Sithence was there never no man so hardy for to say that hee had seene the sancgreal." In other romances Sir Percival is distinguished in the place of Sir Galahad. At a later period several churches in France and Italy claimed to possess the holy graal, and in 1101, the crusaders obtained a cup which was for a time identified with it, and which is still preserved in the cathedral of Genoa.--The Qticste du Saint Graal is one of the longest of the 5 great romances of the cycle of KingArthur. The Parcival and Titurtl of Wolfram von Eschenbach treat the same subject. See also Boisserce, Ueber die Betchreibung du Tempel det keiligen Qraal (Munich, 1834). GRABBE, Christian Dietrich, a German dramatist, born in Detmold, Dec. 14,1801, died there, Sept. 12, 1836. His best dramas are: Don Juan vnd Fautt, Friedrieh Darbaroua, Atchenbrodet, and Die Hermannsichlacht. GRACCHUS. Tiberius Sempronicb, a Roman statesman, born about 168 B. C, or according to Plutarch 5 years later, died in 138 B. 0. Hw father, Tiberius Gracchus, had been censor, consul, and a successful...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236629736
  • 9781236629739