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loni
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Post#1 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:34 pm

Well, well, well.... I have just been reading The Legends of King ARthur and his Knights by Sir James Knowles. Really old style words, I like it. Anyway, I came across this passage:
So they mounted their horses - armed at all points - and rode into a vast forest; and when they had passed through it, they came to a great plain, and the weather being very hot about noontide, Sir LAncelot greatly longed to sleep. Then Sir Lionel espied a great apple-tree standing by a hedge, and said, "Brother, yonder is a fair shadow where we may rest ourselves and horses."
"I am full glad of it," said Sir Lancelot, "for all these seven years I have not been so sleepy."
This sounds too much like Old Man Willow and the Forest for me. And you know what? Lancelot DOES get an enchantment laid on him. But it was Queen Morgan le Fay, the baddie, not the tree. Another thing, more picky, I also noticed:
And as he went towards the ship a knight of Knight ARthur, named SIr Dinadan, who sought him came and said, "Fair knight, ere that you pass out of this country, I pray you joust with me!"
"With a godo will," said he.
Well, it may be just me, but Dinadan sounds like Dunadan, you know Aragorn? But he's not like Aragorn. Many would say he is cowardly. Well, I say he's sensible, more sensible than Lancelot and Tristram and all that. But for all their recklessness, they're the most famous knights, and maybe that tells us something. Hmmmm.......

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Amarië
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Post#2 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:27 am

Well people often get tired when travelling through forests. Ever driven through the great Swedish woods? They go oooon and oooon and oooon... :gmorning:

Dinadan does sound a bit like dúnedain.
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

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asteroth
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Post#3 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:34 am

Great name for the topic Loni!

Loved your creativity!!!

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Post#4 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:31 am

loni if you like that kind of stuff try reading The Mists Of Avalon It's the story of king arthur From a womans point of veiw I am reading it and I like it

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Post#5 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:33 pm

I am glad you like that book Tiger. It has been my favorite for more then 16 years now. If you like that book, I will have more suggestions you might enjoy.

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asteroth
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Post#6 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:47 pm

Somebody sees knights in her dreams eh? ;)

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Post#7 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:06 pm

*puts an undefined cloth over Asteroth's head*

Behave you! Remember, family friendly board..

*sorry people, just ignore us*

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Post#8 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:34 pm

*Me Stares at rhaps* "Man thats just weird" she says Pulling a curtain around them "Nofink to see here peoples nothing to see"

yeah i would like some recomonds from you rhapsother books that i'm reading are Ta-thea and calculating god

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Post#9 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:58 pm

I have a new fancy four volume set of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D' Arthur which is next on my reading list. It covers most of those old Knightly Tales.

I wonder if I'll find any other similarities?
'Share and enjoy'

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Post#10 » Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:41 am

Let me know Grond!! I have been collecting so many novels and scientific books over this legend (and the time period for that matter) that I am curious what you will find.

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