Freitag, 11. Dezember 2015

THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR illustrated by Arthur Rackham


How Arthur drew his sword Excalibur for the first time

The first edition was published 1917

So the child was delivered to Merlin

How by her subtle working she made Merlin to go under the stone to let her wit of the marvels there:
and she wrought so there for him that he came never out for all the craft he could do.

How Queen Morgan le Fay stole away the scabbard from Arthur

When she saw she must be overtaken, she shaped herself, horse and man, by enchantment unto a great marble stone

How Sir Launcelot slew the knight Sir Peris de Forest Savage that did distress ladies, damosels, and gentlewomen

 How Beaumains defeated the Red Knight, and always the damosel spake many foul words unto him

 Sir Beaumains espied upon great trees how there hung full goodley armed knights by the neck

 How Dame Lionesse came forth arrayed like a princess

 How Tristram  and Isoud drank the love drink

Dagonet, King Arthur's fool

How Tristram was known by the little brachet in the garden of King Mark's Castle

How at a great feast that King Mark made came Eliot the harper and sang the lay that Dinadan had made

The Questing Beast

How Sir Launcelot fought with a fiendly dragon

How at the Castle of Corbin a maiden bare in the Sangreal and foretold the achievements of Galahad

They saw on the other side a lady with a sperhawk on her hand

How Galahad drew out the sword from the floating stone at Camelot

How King Arthur and Queen Guenever went to see the barge that bore the corpse of Elaine the Fair Maiden of Astolat

How Sir Launcelot was shot by a gentlewoman hunting

How Queen Guenever rode a-Maying into the woods and fields beside Westminster

Sir Mordred went and laid a mighty siege about the Tower of London, and shot great guns

How Mordred was slain by Arthur and how by him Arthur was hurt to the death

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  1. The Camelot Project has beautiful Aubrey Beardsley and Jessie M. King artwork-- http://d.lib.rochester.edu/camelot-project