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Página iii - JOHN BRUCE, ESQ. FSA Treasurer. JOHN PAYNE COLLIER, ESQ. FSA C. PURTON COOPER, ESQ. QC, DCL, FRS, FSA T. CROFTON CROKER, ESQ. FSA, MRIA SIR HENRY ELLIS, KH, FRS, Sec.
Página 53 - Harlequini. The name is spelt in different ways, Hellequin, Herlequin, Henequin, &c. The legend was, that Charles the Fifth of France, and his men, who fell all in a great battle, were condemned for their crimes to wander over the world on horseback, constantly employed in fighting battles. Some derived the name from that of the Emperor, Charles quint, Charlequin, Herlequin, Hellequin. Of course this derivation is wrong, and the legend a fabrication of later date, to explain it. See Grimm's Mythologie,...
Página 28 - Than, as her fforme is, ffrist ' they begynne to declare The cause of her comynge • and than the kyngis will. Comliche a clerk than • comsid the wordis, And pronouncid the poyntis • aparte to hem alle, And meved ffor money • more than ffor out ellis, In glosinge of grette • lest greyves arise. And whanne the tale was tolde • anon to the ende, A-morwe thei must, affore mete • mete to-gedir, The knyghtis of the comunete • and carpe of the maters, With citiseyns of shiris • y-sent...
Página 13 - And gaderid gomes on grene ther as they walkyd, That all the schroff and schroup sondrid ffrom other.
Página 29 - And y-sente ffro the shiris to shewe what hem greveth, And to parle ffor her prophete, and passe no fferthere, And to graunte of her gold to the grett wattis By no manere wronge way, hut if werre were ; And if we hen ffals to tho us here ffyndyth, Evyll be we worthy to welden oure hire.
Página 57 - I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter.
Página 25 - And at the dome 3evynge drowe out the bladis, And lente men levere of her longe battis. They lacked alle vertues that a juge shulde have ; Ffor, er a tale were y-tolde, they wolde trie the harmes, Without ony answere, but ho his lyf hatid, And ho so pleyned to the prince that pees shulde kepe, Of these...
Página 53 - The only other instance of this word that I have observed in early English poetry, occurs in the prologue to the Tale of Beryn, printed at the end of Urry's Chaucer. " As Hurlewaynes meyne in every hegg that rapes.