Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and his Noble Knights of the Round Table

Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and his Noble Knights of the Round Table
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Le Morte Darthur: The History of King Arthur and his Noble Knights of the Round Table

Publisher Location: Boston
Publisher Name: Ralph T. Hale & Company
Publication Date: 1910-1911; rpt. n.d. [1927]
Number of Volumes: 2
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Ah, Sir Bors, gentle knight have mercy on us allAnd anon he rased off his helm, and smote his neck in sunderAnd then they put on their helms and departed, and recommended them all wholly unto the queen; and there was weeping and great sorrowAnd therewith on his hands and on his knees he went so nigh that he touched the holy vesselAs she was at the fire to take her execution, young Tristram kneeled afore King Meliodas, and besought him to give him a boon'As soon as I wist that this adventure was ordained me I clipped off my hair, and made this girdle in the name of God''But ye shall abide, and I shall throw such an enchantment upon him that he shall not awake within the space of an hour; and so she didHe gave him such a buffet upon the helm with his sword that King Arthur had no power to keep his saddleHow Sir Launcelot and his kinsmen rescued the queen from the fireMadam, said Sir Tristram, this is a fair shield and a mightyMorgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery, and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy'My knights, and my servants, and my true children, which be come out of deadly life into spiritual life, I will now no longer hide me from you'She was a great huntress and daily she used to hunt, and ever she bare her bow with herSir Launcelot beheld the young squire and saw him seemly and demure as a dove, with all manner of good features, that he weened of his age never to have seen so fair a man of formThen Sir Launcelot saw her visage, but he wept not greatly, but sighedThen the Queen Guenever made great sorrow for the departing of her lord and otherThen the king was sworn upon the four EvangelistsThen was she girt with a noble sword whereof the king had marvelThere he blew three deadly motes, and there came two damosels and armed him lightlyTherefore thee behoveth now to choose one of us fourThey fought for the love of one lady, and ever she lay on the walls and beheld themThey went into their country of Benoye, and lived there in great joyThis espied King Mark, how she kneeled down and said: 'Sweet Lord Jesu, have mercy upon me, for I may not live after the death of Sir Tristram de Liones'When she saw he would not abide, she prayed unto God to send him as much need of help as she had, and that he might feel it or he died

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The Flint Morte was published in 3 editions:

Flint, Russell, ill. Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur: The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. London: Philip Lee Warner, 1910-11. 4 vols. (500 copies printed on handmade Riccardi paper and bound in vellum.)
 
Flint, Russell, ill. Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur: The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. 2 vols. London: Philip Lee Warner (Publisher to the Medici Society), 1920.
 
Flint, Russell, ill. Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur: The Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table. London: The Medici Society & Boston: Hale, Cushman and Flint, n.d. [1927]. (Thin paper, one vol. ed., but with pagination beginning anew for what was, in the 1920 edition, the second volume.)