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Titel: The Chronicle of the Kings of Britain ...
Einband: Soft cover
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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...army, when it went thither under Suetonius, is well known. lfthen Arthur was obliged by his adherents to attack the retreat of the Druids, their best resource must have been in exciting superstitious terrors, which once being overcome, they themselves could make no farther resistance. If this was really the case, and it seems to have been so, it atfords a rational account of the origin of the Romance tales of enchanted castles, with a probability that will not be easily found elsewhere. ' Aschelym, Ms. G.O. Sychelin, B.G. Ms. B. Sichelin, G. M. The name intended seems to be Sighelme, or the vietorious helmet. 'As the proper name, or the titular epithet, was best known to a different nation, either seems to have been recorded, without noticing the other, and from hence much ditliculty has arisen. Another still greater has arisen from what appears to have been the mode of copying, viz. that one person read whilst a second wrote that which was to be co ied. Hence we find proper names distorte, and numerals erroneous so often, and particularly the former, as the reader pronounced the name according to his usual orthographic system. This kind of error is however in some degree a key to the antiquity of a copy, for the name regularly degenerate: as co ies increase. ' 'his, as a Norman name, occurs in Walsingham, Ypod Ncust. ed. (Jamil.p. 418.. ' This sentence is another glaring instance of monkish interpolation, which like the former is introduced in a more decent manner in the other copies. Ms.G. O. as well as G. M. style the Bishop of Rome, of this copy, the Pope, and adds that it was Snlpicius. Of this Pope': transactions, Platina notices one, which may deserve a place here. He built a church dedicated to St....
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