The Story of Tristan and Iseult Volume 2, No. 2

The Story of Tristan and Iseult Volume 2, No. 2

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...here, in presence of us all." Then Iseult, the quick-witted queen, seeing that it fell to her to speak, arose and answered: "My king, my lord bishop, Queen lords of the land and all ye courtiers, ye 15"'"1"";, shall all know well that I deny my lord's answe shame and mine, and I shall deny it both now and at all times. Ye lords all, I know well that this accusation hath been brought against me, it is now over a year, both at court and abroad; yet ye yourselves know that no man may be so fortunate that, however well he may live, evil shall never be spoken of him. Therefore I marvel not if such chance should also befall me. I may never be left in peace, I must ever be slandered and misjudged since I am here a stranger, and have neither friend nor kinsfolk in the land--there are but few here whom my shame may touch. Ye all and each, whether rich or poor, believe readily in my misdoingl If I knew now what I might do, or what counsel I might follow whereby I might prove mine innocence, and win again your favour and my lord's honour, I would readily agree to it. What would ye have me do? Whatever judgment may be passed upon me thereto will I readily submit, that your suspicions may be laid to rest, yet even. more that mine honour and that of my lord may be maintained." Then the king spake: "My lady queen, hereby shall the matter be set at rest. ll I may pass judgment upon thee as thou hast prayed us to do, thus shalt thou give us certainty: submit to the ordeal by redhot iron, as we here counsel thee!" This the queen did; she sware to Iseult undergo the ordeal even as they should p'm's" Thus the king and the lords departed;', _:, ', ht from the council. Iseult remained...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853423
  • 9781236853424