Chronicles of Gretna Green, Volume 1

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Page 257 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 39 - In truth," said the Countess, "evil is thy disposition; but if thou knowest what is to my advantage, declare it to me." " I will do so," said she. " Thou knowest that, except by warfare and arms, it is impossible for thee to preserve thy possessions ; delay not, therefore, to seek some one who can defend them.
Page 225 - N'a c'y de moi que la moitié: Une part te reste , elle est tienne ; Je la fie à ton amitié Pour que de l'autre il te souvienne.
Page 260 - For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech To stir men's blood.
Page 9 - go back to the court, and tell Arthur either to come himself, or to send some other to fight with me; and unless he do so quickly, I will not wait for him.
Page 11 - And Peredur stood and compared the blackness of the raven, and the whiteness of the snow, and the redness of the blood, to the hair of the lady...
Page 13 - Thou mightest use more pleasant words, wert thou so minded: and it behoves thee not upon me to wreak thy wrath and thy displeasure. Methinks I shall bring the knight hither with me without breaking either my arm or my shoulder.
Page 36 - it is no more possible for me to open to thee from hence, than it is for thee to set me free.
Page 10 - If he is overthrown by the knight, he will be counted by him to be an honourable person of the Court, and an eternal disgrace will it be to Arthur and his warriors. And if he is slain, the disgrace will be the same, and moreover, his sin will be upon him; therefore will I go to see what has befallen him." So Owain went to the meadow, and he found Peredur dragging the man about, "What art thou doing thus," said Owain. "This iron coat," said Peredur, "will never come from off him; not by my efforts,...
Page 272 - Borders of the two respective counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, and the most adjacent parts of Scotland ; and they, taking the opportunity of the large waste ground, heaths, and mosses, and the many intricate and dangerous ways and by-paths in those parts, do usually, after the most notorious crimes committed by them, escape over from the one kingdom to the other respectively, and so avoid the hand of justice, in regard the ofFences done and perpetrated in the one kingdom cannot be punished...

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