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apartment armor arms Athelstane attendants baldric battle Beaumanoir beauty Black Knight Bracy Brian de Bois-Guilbert brother called canst castle Cedric the Saxon champion CHAPTER Christian companion Coningsburgh Copmanhurst crown damsel daughter Disinherited Knight dogs door dost England exclaimed eyes father forest friar Front-de-Boeuf Grand Master guest Gurth hall hand hath head hermit Holy holy Order honor horse Hubert Isaac of York Isaac the Jew Jester Jewess Jorvaulx King knave Knight Templar Lady Rowena lance lists Locksley Malvoisin monk noble Athelstane Norman outlaw Palmer Pilgrim postern Preceptor Prince John Prior Aymer prisoners pron ransom Rebecca Reginald replied reverend Richard Richard Plantagenet Rotherwood Saracen seemed Sir Knight squire Standard Literature Series steed stood stranger swine-herd sword Templar Templestowe thee thine thou art thou hast thou shalt thou wilt voice Wamba Wilfred of Ivanhoe wounded yeoman zecchins
131 ページ - the Templar has destroyed the plank on which they crossed ; few of the defenders escaped with him into the castle — the shrieks and cries which you hear tell the fate of the others. Alas ! I see it is still more difficult to look upon victory than upon battle.
75 ページ - One by one the archers, stepping forward, delivered their shafts yeomanlike and bravely. Of twenty-four arrows shot in succession, ten were fixed in the target, and the others ranged so near it that, considering the distance of the mark, it was accounted good archery. Of the ten shafts which hit the target, two within the inner ring were shot by Hubert, a forester in the service of Malvoisin, who was accordingly pronounced victorious. "Now, Locksley...
78 ページ - ... which he thought was no longer truly round', having been a little frayed by the two former shots. He then took his aim with some deliberation, and the multitude awaited the event in breathless silence. The archer • vindicated their opinion of his skill : his arrow split the willow rod against which it was aimed. A jubilee of acclamations followed ; and even Prince John, in admiration of Locksley's skill, lost for an instant his dislike to his person.
76 ページ - Hubert, a forester in the service of Malvoisin, who was accordingly pronounced victorious. " Now, Locksley," said Prince John to the bold yeoman, with a bitter smile, " wilt thou try conclusions with Hubert, or wilt thou yield up bow, baldric, and quiver, to the Provost of the sports ?" " Sith it be no better," said Locksley, " I am content to try my fortune ; on condition that when I have shot two shafts at yonder mark of Hubert's, he shall be bound to shoot one at that which I shall propose."
130 ページ - They have - they have!" exclaimed Rebecca - "and they press the besieged hard upon the outer wall; some plant ladders, some swarm like bees, and endeavour to ascend upon the shoulders of each other - down go stones, beams, and trunks of trees upon their heads, and as fast as they bear the wounded to the rear, fresh men supply their places in the assault - Great God!
13 ページ - Pork," answered the swine-herd. "I am very glad every fool knows that too," said Wamba, "and pork, I think, is good NormanFrench; and so when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles; what dost thou think of this, friend Gurth, ha?" "It is but too true doctrine, friend Wamba, however it got into thy fool's pate.
130 ページ - She then uttered a loud shriek, and exclaimed, "He is down! — he is down!" "Who is down?" cried Ivanhoe; "for our dear Lady's sake, tell me which has fallen?" "The Black Knight," answered Rebecca, faintly; then instantly again shouted with joyful eagerness — "But no — but no!
78 ページ - I yield to the devil that is in his jerkin, and not to any human skill ; a man can but do his best, and I will not shoot where I am sure to miss. I might as well shoot at the edge of our parson's whittle, or at a wheat straw, or at a sunbeam, as at a twinkling white streak which I can hardly see.
76 ページ - You have not allowed for the wind, Hubert," said his antagonist, bending his bow, "or that had been a better shot." So saying, and without showing the least anxiety to pause upon his aim, Locksley...
55 ページ - ... moment ; and stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword, and waved it in defiance of his conqueror. The Disinherited Knight sprung from his steed, and also unsheathed his sword. The marshals of the field, however, spurred their horses between them, and reminded them that the laws of the tournament did not, on the present occasion, permit this species of encounter. " We shall meet again, I trust," said the Templar,...