Three Early English Metrical Romances: With an Introduction and Glossary, Volume 18

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John Robson
Camden Society, 1842 - 132 páginas
 

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Página 28 - That thay my3te no3te hor awne gud gete, Thenne made I a fulle fowle ende ! III. Butte a-nothir rede I wulle me toe, Wurche a-nothir way then soe, Bettur sayd soro thenne sene! Butte, gode stuard, as thou art me lefe, Lette neuyr mon wete my grete mischefe, Butte hele hit vs be-twene.
Página v - COUNCIL OF THE CAMDEN SOCIETY, FOR THE YEAR 1842-3. President, THE RIGHT HON. LORD FRANCIS EGERTON, MP THOMAS AMYOT, ESQ. FRS Treas. SA Director. THE RIGHT HON. LORD BRAYBROOKE, FSA 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. SA JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, ESQ. FRS, FSA THE REV. JOSEPH HUNTER, FSA SIR FREDERICK MADDEN, KH, FRS, FS.A. JOHN HERMAN MERIVALE, ESQ. FSA THE REV. LANCELOT...
Página xxviii - And there he ordeyned two gouernours of this Royame that is to say Syre Bawdewyn of Bretayne for to counceille to the best and syr Constantyn sone to syre Cador of Cornewaylle, whiche after the dethe of Arthur was kyng of this Royamme.
Página 58 - Cheuetan of chiualry, Kyndenesse of curtesy, Hunting fulle warly, — As wayt men and wise, To the forest tha fare, To hunte atte buk, and atte bare, To the herte, and to the hare, That bredus in the rise ; The king atte Carlele he lay, The hunter cummys on a day, Sayd, " Sir, ther walkes in my way, A welle grim gryse ! III. He is a balefulle bare, Secheon seghe I neuyr are ! He hase wro3te me myculle care, And hurte of my howundes ; Slayn hom downe slely, With fe3ting fulle furcely, Wasse ther none...
Página 31 - Lord! carefulle is hur chere; Sore ho sikes, and hondus wringus, And euyr ho crius on heuyn kynges, How lung ho schalle be thare ! Ho says, Dere God, quat may that be, The grete soro, that ho opon him se, Stingcand opon his bere! Ho says, ho wille notte leue him alleone, Till ho falle dede downe to the stone, For his life was hur fulle dere.
Página 74 - Grete God !" quod the king, " Gif Gawan gode endinge, For he is sekur in alle kynne thinge, To cowuntur with a kny3te ! Of alle playus he berus the prise, Loos of ther ladise, — Menealfe, and thou be wise, Hold that thou be-he3te. And I schalle helpe that I maye...
Página xi - Society. 1842." 4to. After remarking that these poems are all in the Lancashire dialect , and in its Northwestern form, Mr. ROBSON observes (p. XI) that of the two varieties of this old provincial speech there is ,,one in the Southeastern district , which is well known by Tim Bobbin's works : the other is used in the North-western division, and, as far as I am aware, has not hitherto been noticed. It is characterized especially by the termination of the past tenses and participles in -ud or -«£,...
Página 27 - And hald butte on, quere 3e hald ten, Tha3ghe thay be neuyr so dere." II. Thenne Sir Amadace sayd, " I my3te lung spare, Or alle these godus qwitte ware, And haue no3te to spend; Sithun duelle here, quere I was borne, Bothe in hething and in scorne, And I am so wele kennit: And men fulle fast wold...
Página 101 - Yf men myghtt wyt.te that me wer woo, Sum wold be feyn that Y wer soo; That myghtt not bete my bale. So curtes a mon was neuer borne, That schuld schape withowt a scorn, Be that yche mon have told is tale." Sir Amadas, as Y yow say, 50 Buskyd hym apon a day, On his way to fovnde. He gaffe ther ryche gyfftes Bothe to sqwyars and to knyghttes, Stedes, hakes, and howndes: And sythyn, apon a day, He buskyd hym on hys jornay. Hastely in that stonde. When he was redy and schuld furthe wende, He had in...
Página 14 - Hir gide that was glorius, was of a gresse-grene; Her belte was of blenket, with briddus ful bold, Beten with besandus, and bocult ful bene : Her fax in fyne perre, was frettut and fold, Her countur-felit and hur kelle were colurt ful clene, With a croune cumly, was clure to be-hold; Hur kerchefes were curiouse, with mony a proud prene; Hur enparel was a-praysut, with princes of my3te; Bry3te birdus and bold, Hade i-nu3he to be-hold, Of that freli to fold, And the kene kny3te.