Cléomadès, conte tr. en vers fr. modernes par le chevalier de Chatelain

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Page viii - Such notes as warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, And made Hell grant what love did seek. Or call up him that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold, Of Camball, and of Algarsife, And who had Canace to wife, That owned the virtuous ring and glass, And of the wondrous horse of brass, On which the Tartar king did ride...
Page 96 - ... when suddenly in the middest of a laund, there met them three women in strange and wild apparel, resembling creatures of elder world, whom when they attentively beheld, wondering much at the sight, the first of them spake and said : — ' All hail Makbeth, thane of Glammis ' (for he had lately entered into that office by the death of his father Sinell).
Page 70 - The MILLER was a stout carl for the nones: Ful big he was of braun and eek of bones; That proved wel, for over-al ther he cam, At wrastling he wolde have alwey the ram.
Page 81 - Than longen folk to gon on pilgrimages, And palmeres for to seken strange strondes, To serve halwes couthe in sondry londes ; And specially, from every shires ende Of Englelond, to Canterbury they wende, The holy blisful martyr for to seke, That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seke.
Page 79 - It should be considered, too, that translation in itself is, after all, but a problem ; how, two languages being given, the nearest approximation may be made in the second to the expression of ideas already conveyed through the medium of the first.
Page xx - To feme halwes, kouthe in sondry londes ; And specially, from every schires ende Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende, The holy blisful martir for to seeke, That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.
Page 71 - Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop...
Page 79 - What is this world ? what axen men to have ? Now with his love, now in his colde grave Alone withouten any compagnie.
Page 70 - Not oo word spak he more than was neede; Al that he spak it was of heye prudence, And schort and quyk, and ful of gret sentence. Sownynge in moral manere was his speche, And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.
Page 81 - Zephirus eke with his sote brethe Enspired hath in every holt and hethe The tendre croppes, and the yonge...

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