The Romans of Partenay, or of Lusignen; Otherwise Known as the Tale of Melusine

The Romans of Partenay, or of Lusignen; Otherwise Known as the Tale of Melusine : Tr. from the French of La Coudrette (about 1500-1520 A. D.)

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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: ...wil Appered by that good knight hend That thys boke began, of Partenay lord, Grett honour had in life of recorde; worthy knight, who caused this book to he begun. Fol. 116 b. when it was partly done, this knight died; for who can escape death? All must pass along death's path. Alas! it cometh unexpectedly, man sees not when nor how. Death is swifter than an arrow. When I think on it, my heart sigh; eth. Every man should fear its cruel hand. 6172 Ho wel on it thenke, fro ill will remeue. i " swyster." (?) In such wise gan do, I trow it, all-way Thys fore-said lorde of roiall partenay. whoever thinks on death, must leave all pastime, and muse on his soul's safety. Whoever thinks on lt well, will depart from sin. THE DATE OF A CERTAIN LORD, S DEATH. N William was the archebiffhope tho, Where of the name tho of Biffhope was wurthy; At end knew full well wat thys lorde had do. He seing this lord good man was and holy, And well gouerned the lande here worly 6180 Till to finall ende he 'gan forth strike; ' Which end was full good and ryght autentike. But I say it noght As it to recorde 6204 That in that proper day was noght don As to our purpos here will I repair, 6232 Touching our nouel new enheritour, FOL 118. I return to his heir, John, lord of Parthenay and seigneur of Matefelon, who is no cruel man, 215 mightiest king in the world. There is no king so noble as the King of France. He is cousin to the king on his mother's side; and. through his father, allied to the King of Cyprus, and also to the Klng of Norway. F or knights of Melusine's line still live in Norway, and it is well known that they belong to the Lusignan family. Fol. 119. No family was ever equal to this; nor can any man hear such marvels elsewhere as are told of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236774086
  • 9781236774088