The British History of of Geoffrey of Monmouth in Twelve Books

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255 ページ - But I advise them to be silent concerning the kings of the Britons, since they have not that book written in the British tongue, which Walter, archdeacon of Oxford, brought out of Britain, and which being a true history, published in honour of those princes, I have thus taken care to translate.
255 ページ - of Lancarvan, my contemporary ; as I do also the kings of the Saxons to William of Malmesbury, and Henry of Huntington. But I advise them to be silent concerning the kings of the Britons, since they have not that book written in the British tongue, which Walter, archdeacon of Oxford, brought out of
16 ページ - part of his kingdom. But Cordeilla, the youngest, understanding how easily he was satisfied with the flattering . expressions of her sisters, was desirous to make trial of his affection after a different manner. " My father," said she, " Is there any daughter that can love her father more than duty requires
180 ページ - this manner was a great part of that day also spent ; whereupon Arthur, provoked to see the little advantage he had yet gained, and that victory still continued in suspense, drew out his Caliburn, and, calling upon the name of the blessed Virgin, rushed forward with great fury into the thickest of the
125 ページ - being informed of this, again consulted with his magicians concerning the cause of it, who told him that he must find out a youth that never had a father, and kill him, and then sprinkle the stones and cement with his blood ; for by those means, they said, he would have a firm foundation. Hereupon messengers
118 ページ - Drinc heil ! " and bade her drink ; after which, he took the cup from her hand, kissed her, and drank himself. From that time to this, it has been the custom in Britain, that he who drinks to any one says " Wacht heil!" and he that pledges him, answers
185 ページ - SUBDUES NORWAY, DACIA, AQUITAINE, AND GAUL. AFTER this, having invited over to him all persons whatsoever that were famous for valour in foreign nations, he began to augment the number of his domestics, and introduced such politeness into his court, as people of the remotest countries thought worthy of their
137 ページ - space. On each bank shall one man hear another, and the soil of the island shall be enlarged. The secrets of the deep shall be revealed, and Gaul shall tremble for fear. After these things shall come forth a hern from the forest of Calaterium, which shall fly round the island for two years together.
7 ページ - THAMES. BRUTUS, having thus at last set eyes upon his kingdom, formed a design of building a city, and in order to it, travelled through the land to find out a convenient situation, and coming to the River Thames, he walked along the shore, and at last pitched upon a place very fit for his purpose.
59 ページ - advanced to the throne, being a great soldier, and brought up by Augustus Csesar. He had contracted so great a friendship with the Romans, that he freely paid them tribute when he might have very well refused it. In his days was born our Lord Jesus Christ, by whose precious

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