Usage examples for arthurian

  1. As to Malory's choice of his authorities critics have not failed to point out that now and again he gives a worse version where a better has come down to us, and if he had been able to order a complete set of Arthurian manuscripts from his bookseller, no doubt he would have done even better than he did! – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  2. Besides, it was proof that the Somersetshire people still remembered King Arthur- a point treasured by me for my father, who was a keen student and great lover of the Arthurian legends. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. Spirit and Literary value of Arthurian Romances. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  4. The Arthurian legends, which Sir Thomas Malory wove into one consecutive whole, had been handed down from generation to generation for many hundreds of years. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  5. Great shadows stretched along the rocks, Like giant curses overthrown By some Arthurian champion. – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  6. His courtesy to a foreigner was soon to procure him a still greater honour; for before leaving Naples Milton addressed to him a Latin poem thanking him for his kindness, speaking openly of his own poetic ambitions and praying that, if he lives to write the great Arthurian Epic which he was then planning, he may find such a friend as Tasso found to welcome his poem, comfort his old age and cherish his fame. – Milton by John Bailey
  7. Doubtful though it is that the table is the actual one that figures in the Arthurian legends, yet it is certainly of great antiquity, and has been frequently referred to by more than one writer of mediaeval days. – Winchester by Sidney Heath
  8. In later days, legend said that where Joseph's hermitage had stood, there grew up the famous monastery of Glastonbury, and it came to have a special importance of its own in the Arthurian romance. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  9. He looked like a large, grave, elderly monkey, but he was as brave as a lion and as courteous, as chivalrous, and as loyal as an Arthurian knight- errant. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  10. These facts are mainly important as testimony to the Celtic element in Arthurian romance, and especially to Layamon's use of current Welsh Arthurian tradition. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  11. Some critics would go so far as to maintain that Chretien came toward the close, rather than at the beginning, of a school of French writers of Arthurian romances. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. These Arthurian legends are cast by Tennyson in his most musical blank verse, and he has given to them a tinge of mysticism that seems to lift them above the everyday world into a realm of pure romance and chivalry. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  13. It is aside from the Arthurian material, and there is no clue to its place in the evolution of Chretien's art, if indeed it be his work. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. This element of romance, however, appears abundantly in the long prose versions of the Arthurian and other legends, and we have a certain number of short prose stories of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, of which the most famous is that of Aucassin et Nicolette. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  15. In the Augustan age of England, classic antiquity was a refuge for the dreaming spirit; in Shakespeare's day, Italy; in the fifteenth century, Arthurian romance. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. This book takes up the adventures of the greatest of the Arthurian heroes, from the very beginning, and also that of his son Sir Galahad. – Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy by Frank Richard Stockton
  17. Apart from matters of style, Wace made other changes from Geoffrey's narrative that are more important for Arthurian romance. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  18. I believe we passed an Arthurian battle- field, which naturally interested him immensely, therefore had to interest poor me! – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. The same thing is true of the Arthurian Legend and the story of the Holy Grail. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  20. How Dundagel meant the " Safe Castle," and how the " Arthurian believers" say it was built by the Britons in earliest Roman days; how David Bruce of Wales was entertained by the Earl of Cornwall on the very spot where we were sitting, and how the great hall, once famous, was destroyed as long ago as when Chaucer was a baby. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson