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Ministrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume 1; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland with a Few (Paperback) Loot Price: R386
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Ministrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume 1; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties...
Ministrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume 1; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties...

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Ministrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume 1; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland with a Few (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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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. 1810 Excerpt: ... youre ban-er;-God' sende " you joye and honour thereof ' Than Sir Johan Chandos bare " his baner to his owne company, and sayde, ' Sirs, beholde " here my baner, and yours; kepe it as your owne.' And they " toke it, and were right joyful therof, and sayd, that by the " pleasure of God, and, Saint George, they wold kepe and de" fend it to the hest of their powers. And so the baner abode " in the handes of a good Englishe squyer, called William Alery, " who bare it that day, and acquaytted himself right nobly."--Froissart, Vol. I. ch. 237. The loss of a banner was not only great dishonour, but an infinite disadvantage. At the battle of Cocherel, in Normandy, the flower of the combatants, on each side, were engaged..in the attack and defence of the banner of the eaptnll of Buche, the English leader. It was planted amid n bush of thorns, and guarded by sixty men at arms, who defended it gallautly. " There were many rescues, and many a " one hurt and cast to the earth, and many feats of armes " done, and many gret strokes given, with-good axes of steel, " that it was wonder to behold." The battle did not cease untill the captall's standard was taken and torn to pieces. We learn, from the following passage in Stowe's Chronicle, that the standard of Edward I. was a golden dragon. " The " king entred Wales with an army, appointing the footmen to " occupie the enemies in fight, whiles his horsemen, in a wing, " set on the rcre battell: hirnselfe, with a power, kept his " place, where he pight his golden dragon, unto whiche, as to " a castle, the wounded and wearied might repair." " Where was thou bred? where ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-20226-0
Barcode: 9781236202260
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-20226-0

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