Hand-book of Anglo-Saxon and Early English

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H. Holt, 1889 - Anglo-Saxon language - 584 pages

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Page 292 - Upon his arm he bar a gay bracer, And by his side a swerd and a bokeler, And on that other side a gay daggere, Harneysed wel, and scharp as poynt of spere; A Cristofre on his brest of silver schene.
Page 305 - Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, 550 Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop...
Page 312 - Shal paye al that we spenden by the weye. And if ye vouche-sauf that it be so, Tel me anon, with-outen wordes mo, And I wol erly shape me therfore.
Page 294 - Of prikyng and of huntyng for the hare Was al his lust, for no cost wolde he spare.
Page 309 - He seyde, he hadde a gobet of the seyl That se'ynt Peter hadde, whan that he wente Up-on the see, til Jesu Crist him hente. He hadde a croys of latoun, ful of stones, And in a glas he hadde pigges bones.
Page 296 - And everich hostiler and tappestere Bet than a lazar or a beggestere; For un-to swich a worthy man as he Acorded nat, as by his facultee, To have with seke lazars aqueyntaunce.
Page 295 - With frankeleyns overal in his contree; And eek with worthy wommen of the toun, For he hadde power of confessioun, As seyde himself, more than a curat, For of his ordre he was licentiat.
Page 293 - And sikerly she was of greet desport, And ful plesaunt and amyable of port, And peyned hire to countrefete cheere Of Court, and been estatlich of manere, And to ben holden digne of reverence.
Page 307 - He wolde sufFre, for a quart of wyn, A good felawe to have his concubyn...
Page 303 - To seken him a chaunterie for soules, Or with a bretherhed to been withholde; But dwelte at hoom, and kepte wel his folde, So that the wolf ne made it nat miscarie; He was a shepherde and no mercenarie.

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