29 April 2013

An Echo of Christ, Lion and Lamb

Sir Ector, on seeing the dead Sir Launcelot:
Ah, Sir Launcelot! Thou wert never matched of none earthly knights' hands. Thou wert the meekest man that ever ate in hall among ladies; and thou wert the sternest knight to thy mortal foe that ever put spear in the rest.
--Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur (1485), XXI: xii

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