Gaimar, Havelok Et Herward: The Anglo-Norman Metrical Chronicle of Geoffrey Gaimar, Printed for the First Time in Entire from the Ms. in the British Museum

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Caxton society, 1850 - 352 pages
 

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Page 76 - Weostan the ealdorman with the men of Wiltshire met him. There was a great fight, and both the ealdormen were slain, and the men of Wiltshire got the victory.
Page 77 - Tostig Earl of Warwick should be noticed — " et quidam Turbertinus, pronepos Edwyni Comitis," who, to say nothing of his remarkable name, must have been great-great-grandson of the still living Godgifu. But another name (p. 50) seems to suggest a lost piece of Teutonic song or legend ; " Godwinus Gille, qui vocabatur Godwinus, quia non impar Godwino filio Guthlaci, qui in fabulis antiquorum valde praedicatur," which should be taken along with the mention of the Guthlacingas in Orderic (537 C).
Page 115 - Kent, and at the east end of the great wood which we call Andred. The wood is in length, from east to west, one hundred and twenty miles, or longer, and thirty miles broad. The river, of which we before spoke, flows out of the Weald. On this river they towed up their ships as far as the Weald, four miles from the outward...
Page 51 - Ipsum iste pra.venit, gladium pcr caput et ad scapulas usque configens, atque ibi spat«m relinquens, bestiam in ulnis accepit, et ad insequentes tetendit. Quo viso plurimum mirati sunt. Verum non minimam gratiam apud dominum et dominam suam promeruit, et grave odium et invidiam cum militibus et pueris domus. Hujus ergo rei gratia locum et honorem cum militibus obtinuit, licet tune militem fieri distulit, dicens melius se virtutem et animum suum probare debere. Qua de re provinciales eum in laudibus...
Page 14 - Q'ele ert alée à son baron Outre la mier en un boscage. Là troevent un ors sauvage, 400 Goupilz avoit en sa compaigne, Tut fut coverte la champaigne ; Cuaran voleient assaillir, Quant d'autre part virent venir Chiens et senglers qui le defendoient, Et des goupilz mult occioient. Quant li goupil furent venu, Un des senglers par grant vertu Ala vers l'ours, si l'envait, Iloeqes l'occit et abatit.
Page 14 - ... assailments, which here [p. 19 ; conf. AP. p. 23] is so obscurely alluded to as to be hardly intelligible. On the other hand, instead of the descriptions of the extraordinary virtues of Sygar's ring in Gaimar [p. 23], it is merely said in the. Arundel copy [Ap. p. 28] that Sygar would give his anel d'or to whoever could sound the horn : and, to omit other instances, at p. 25 of Gaimar, a festival is described on the authority of I'Estorie, of which no notice whatever occurs in the Arundel MS.
Page 224 - Dame distance la gentil. Gaimar i mist marz e averil E tuz les dusze mais Ainz k'il oust translaté des reis...
Page 111 - CRISMLISING, ie chrism-loosing, of the Saxon Chronicle, which is supposed to refer to the removal of the fillet, which, covering the chrism on the forehead, was bound round the head at confirmation.
Page 8 - Li bois si chaeit, la mer veneit, Cuheran ert en grant destreit: Après veneient dous leons : Si chaeient à genullons; 230 Mes des bestes mult oscieient El bois, ki en lur veie estaient. Cuheran, pur pour k'il out, Sur un des granz arbres montout : E les leons vindrent avant, Envers cel arbre agenullant. Par tut le bois out si grant cri, Ke la dame s'en eveiffi ; Б cam ele out iço sungé, Son seignur ad fort enbraeé.
Page 183 - Joglere estait, hardi asez ; Armes aveit e bon cheval, Si ert hardiz e noble vassal. Devant les altres cil se mist ; Devant Engleis merveilles fist. Sa lance prist par le tuet, Com si çо fust un bastunet > 5280 Encontremont hait le geta, E par le fer recevé l'а.

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