Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

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Little, Brown, 1889 - 453 pagina's
 

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Pagina 309 - the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither : so that there was neither hammer, nor axe, nor any tool of iron, heard in the house while it was in building
Pagina 193 - Cal. I have seen thee in her; and I do adore thee. My mistress showed me thee, and thy dog, and thy bush." The dog I have myself had pointed out to me by an old Devonshire crone. If popular superstition places a dog in the moon, it puts a lamb in
Pagina 400 - set them downe, and in one of their laps King Arthur laide his head. And then that queene said, ' Ah ! deer brother, why have ye tarried so long from me? Alas ! this wound on your head hath taken over much cold." And so then they rowed from the land, and Sir Bedivere
Pagina 223 - The odious stranger, disguising every circumstance of time and place, assumed the mask of a martyr, a saint, and a Christian hero ; and the infamous George of Cappadocia has been transformed into the renowned St. George of England, the patron of arms, of chivalry, and of the Garter.
Pagina 399 - take the little bed on which I died For Lancelot's love, and deck it like the Queen's For richness, and me also like the Queen In all I have of rich, and lay me on it. And let there be prepared a chariot-bier To take me to the river, and a barge Be ready on the river, clothed in black.
Pagina 193 - Out o' th' moon, I do assure thee. I was the man in th' moon when time was. " Cal. I have seen thee in her; and I do adore thee. My mistress showed me thee, and thy dog, and thy bush.
Pagina 423 - If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised ; and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain. But now is Christ risen from the
Pagina 356 - so exemplary for her conjugal affection. Her husband, Sir Richard, and she chanced, during their abode in Ireland, to visit a friend, the head of a sept, who resided in an ancient baronial castle surrounded with a moat. At midnight she was awakened by a ghastly and supernatural scream, and
Pagina 309 - Thou shalt not build it of hewn stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it
Pagina 277 - is still used in Iceland as a magical sign in connection with storms of wind and rain. King Olaf, Longfellow tells us, when keeping Christmas at Drontheim — "O'er his drinking-horn, the sign He made of the Cross Divine, As he drank, and

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