Metrical Romances of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Centuries:: The process of the seuyn sages. Octouian imperator. Sir Amadas. The huntyng of the hare. Notes. Glossary

Henry William Weber
George Ramsay, 1810

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Page 311 - As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth : For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Page 362 - : ha de saber herrar un caballo, y aderezar la silla y el freno: y volviendo á lo de arriba, ha de guardar la fe á Dios y á su dama: ha de ser casto en los pensamientos, honesto en las palabras, liberal en las obras, valiente en los hechos, sufrido en los trabajos, caritativo con los menesterosos, y finalmente mantenedor de la verdad aunque le cueste la vida el defenderla.
Page 323 - Lord: but when the prediction of my Lord shall come to be fulfilled, he shall reduce the wall to dust; and the prediction of my Lord is true. On that day we will suffer some of them to press tumultuously like waves on others; and the trumpet shall be sounded, and we will gather them in a body together. And we will set hell, on that day, before the unbelievers; whose eyes have been veiled from my remembrance, and who could not hear my words.
Page 322 - Magog waste the land ; shall we therefore pay thee tribute, on condition that thou shalt build a rampart between us and them ? He answered, The power wherewith my Lord hath strengthened me, is better than your tribute : but assist me strenuously, and I will set a strong wall between you and them. Bring me iron in large pieces, until it fill up the space between the two sides of these mountains. And he said to the workmen, Blow with your bellows, until it make the iron red-hot as fire.
Page 321 - We made him powerful in the earth, and we gave him means to accomplish everything he pleased. And he followed his way, until he came to the place where the sun setteth ; and he found it to' set in a spring of black mud ; and he found near the same a certain people.
Page 294 - Up gon the trompes and the melodie, And to the listes rit the compagnie By ordinance thurghout the cite large, Hanged with cloth of gold, and not with sarge. Ful like a lord this noble duk gan ride, And these two Thebans upon eyther side : And after rode the quene and Emelie, And after that another compagnie Of on and other, after hir degree. And thus they passen thurghout the citee, And to the listes comen they be time : It n'as not of the day yet fully...
Page 194 - It is singular enough, that the circumstance of Havelok's throwing the stone, mentioned in the Romance, should have been founded on, or preserved in, a local tradition, as attested by Robert of Brunne, p. 26. Men sais in Lyncoln castelle ligges...
Page 368 - This boke treateth of the lyfe of Virgilius and of his deth, and many maruayles that he dyd in hys lyfe tyme by whychrafte and nygramancye thorough the helpe of the deuyls of Hell.'fl (Bradsh.
Page 374 - He understood the speech of birds As well as they themselves do words ; Could tell what subtlest parrots mean, That speak and think contrary clean ; What member 'tis of whom they talk When they cry ' Rope,' and

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