A Collection Of Early Prose Romances (volume 2) by William John ThomsA Collection Of Early Prose Romances (volume 2) by William John Thoms

A Collection Of Early Prose Romances (volume 2)

byWilliam John Thoms

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828. Excerpt: ... THE PLEASANT HISTORIE OF TOM A LINCOLNE, THE RED ROSE KNIGHT, FOR HIS VALOUR AND CHIVALRIE, SURNAMED THE BOAST OF ENGLAND. CHAP. r. How King Arthur loued faire Angellica, the Earle of Londons Daughter: and likewise of the birth of Tom a Lincolne. When as King Arthur wore the emperial diadem of England, and by his chivalrie had purchased many famous victories, to the great renowne of this mayden land, hee ordeined the order of the Round Table, and selected many worthy kuights to attend his Majesties of whose glittering renowne many ancient histories doe record; an J wituesse to all insuing ages. This worthy prince, upon a time intending to visit the city of London, with some few number of his knights, came and feasted with Androgius, being at that time Earle of London; whose house (as then) was not onely replenished with most delicate fare, but grac't with a number of beautifull ladyes, who gave such a pleasing entertainement to King Arthur and his knights, that they were ravished with pleasure, and quite forgot the sound of martiall drums that had wont to summon them forth to the fields of honour. Amongst these glorious troopes of London ladyes, Angellica, the Earles daughter, had the chiefest praise for beauty and courtly behaviour; for even as the silver shining moone in a winters frosty night, surpasseth the brightest of the twinckling stars, so faire Angellicas sweet feature exceeded the rest of the ladies; whereby King Arthur was so intangled in the snares of love, that by no means he could withdraw his affections from her divine excellence. He that before delighted to tread a weary march after Bellonas drums, was now constrained to trace Cupids pleasures in ladies chambers; and could as well straine the strings of a lovers lute as sound a souldiers ...
Title:A Collection Of Early Prose Romances (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217661548

ISBN - 13:9780217661546