Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed

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George Campbell Macaulay
P. F. Collier & son, 1910 - 404 pages

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Page 116 - Grail had been borne through the hall, then the holy vessel departed suddenly, that they wist not where it became : then had they all breath to speak. And then the king yielded thankings to God, of His good grace that he had sent them. Certes, said the king, we ought to thank our Lord Jesu greatly for that He hath shewed us this day, at the reverence of this high feast of Pentecost.
Page 134 - Lord, when shall this sorrow leave me, and when shall the holy vessel! come by me, where through I shall be blessed, for I have endured thus long for little trespasse!
Page 308 - Of old time, our country houses, instead of glass, did use much lattice, and that made either of wicker or fine rifts of oak in checkerwise.
Page 301 - With us the nobility, gentry, and students, do ordinarily go to dinner at eleven before noon, and to supper at five, or between five and six at afternoon. The merchants dine and sup seldom before twelve at noon and six at night, especially in London. The husbandmen dine also at high noon, as they call it, and sup at seven or eight; but out of term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
Page 303 - ... to-day there is none to the Spanish guise, to-morrow the French toys are most fine and delectable...
Page 25 - Genoese were assembled together and began to approach, they made a great leap and cry to abash the Englishmen, but they stood still and stirred not for all that ; then the Genoese again the second time made another leap and a fell cry, and...
Page 319 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Page 134 - I thank God right well, through the holy vessel I am healed. But I have great marvel of this sleeping knight, that had no power to awake when this holy vessel was brought hither. I dare right well say, said the squire, that he dwelleth in some deadly sin, whereof he was never confessed.
Page 236 - Court, or otherwise leaving them sufficient lands whereupon they may live without labor, do make them by those means to become gentlemen; these were they that in times past made all France afraid. And albeit they be not called master as gentlemen are, or sir...
Page 318 - French," a speech compact thirty years since, of English and a great number of odd words of their own devising, without all order or reason, and yet such is it as none but themselves are able to understand. The first deviser thereof was hanged by the neck — a just reward, no doubt, for his deserts, and a common end to all of that profession.

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