The Inflections and Syntax of the Morte D'Arthur of Sir Thomas Malory: A Study in Fifteenth-century English

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Page 73 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Page 135 - And whan I am deed, I praye you all praye for my soule.
Page 37 - Sin I fro Love escaped am so fat, I never thenk to ben in his prison lene; Sin I am free, I counte him not a bene.
Page 78 - With us ther was a DOCTOUR OF PHISYK, In al this world ne was ther noon him lyk To speke of phisik and of surgerye; For he was grounded in astronomye.
Page 75 - ... hit was neuer the customo of no place of worship that euer I came in whan a knyghte and a lady asked herboriigh and they to receyue hem and after to destroye them, ibid.
Page 73 - Who'd be so mocked with glory? or to live But in a dream of friendship? To have his pomp, and all what state compounds, But. only painted, like his varnished friends? Poor, honest lord, brought low by his own heart; Undone by goodness ! Strange, unusual blood, When man's worst sin is, he does too much good!
Page 135 - Morgan le fay; the other was the 255 quene of North galys; the thyrd was the quene of the waste londes. Also there was Nynyue, the chyef lady of the lake that had wedded Pelleas, the good knyght, and this lady had doon moche for kyng Arthur...
Page 76 - or euer he come to the courte ageyne to be of as grete noblesse as euer were ye bothe and mo men to speke of his noblesse than euer they did yow.
Page 84 - And so he wente in to the felde. And whan Arthure shold departe he warned al hys hoost that: and they see ony swerde drawen, look ye come on fyersly and slee that traytour syr Mordred for I in noo wyse truste hym.
Page 74 - Malory, M. d'A. (Sommer) I, xvi, 60, It is better that we slee a coward than thorow a coward alle we to be slayne. 1534 St. Th. More, Wks. (1557) 1215 Ag, to haue that good purpose al their life, semeth me no more harme . . . , than a poore begger that hath neuer a peny, to thinke that yf he had great substaunce, he would gene almose.

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