English Literature for Boys and Girls by Henrietta Marshall

By Henrietta Marshall

English Literature For girls and boys is a smart advent to vintage literature for kids to childrens.

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Then was there no more in the tight on life Of two hundred thousand men that there lay hewed In piecew But Arthur the king �lone, and of his knights l\\'ain. But Arthur \V&S sore wounded wonderuusly much. as of his kindred. s Cador's son the earl of Cornwall. Constantine hight the knave. He ,,·as to the king dear. Arthur him 1ooked on \vhere he lay on the field, And these words said \vith sorro,vful he::irt. Constantine thou art 'velcome thou \Vert Cador's son, I give thee here my kingdom. Guard thou my Britons so long as thou livest, And bold them all the laws that have in my days stood.

BOOKS TO READ tran6lated by Lady Charlotte Guest, price la. : Everyman'• Library (Dent). Geoll'rey of Afonmoutb's llittoriet, translated by Sebastian Evans, priu 11. 6cl. : Temple Classics (Dent). Th� Ma�nogion, Ma1epL'1an. 3aU1L'1U1eHHb1lil aBTopcKL'IM npaBOM CHAPTER VII HOW THE STORY OF ARTHUR \VAS WRITTEN IN ENGLISH GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH had written his stories so well, that although he warned people not to write about the British kings, they paid no heed to his warning. Soon many more people began to write about them, and especi­ ally about Arthur.

For since the '45 the English had done everything to make the Highlanders forget their old language and customs. They were forbidden to wear the kilt or the tartan, and everything was done to make them speak English and forget Gaelic. ,. people begged }lacpherson to travel through lJ Ma1epL'1an. 3aU1L'1U1eHHb1lil aBTopcKL'IM npaBOM 18 ENGLISH LITERATURE the Highlands and gather together as much of the old poetry of the people as he could. Macpherson 'vas at first un,villing to go. For one thing, he quite frankly owned that he was not a good Gaelic scholar.

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