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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde


Some Experiences of an Irish R. M.

Edith Somerville and Martin Ross


The Secret Doctrine, Volume II Anthropogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


My Man Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse


Le morte d'Arthur

by Sir Thomas Malory

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I

and very gentleness, with many wonderful histories and adventures. And for to understand briefly the content of this volume, I have divided it into twenty-one books, and every book chaptered as hereafter shall by God's grace follow. The first book shall treat how Uther Pendragon gat the noble ,conqueror Ring*ATtTmf7anTcontainetn"twenty-eigM chapters. The second book treatetrTo? Balin the noble knight, and containeth nineteen chapters. The third book treateth of the marriage of King Arthur to Queen Guenever, with other matters, 'nd containeth fifteen chapters. The fourth book, how Merlin was assorted, and of war made to King Arthur, and containeth twenty-nine chapters. The fifth book treateth of the conquest of Lucius the emperor, and containeth twelve chapters. The sixth book treateth of Sir Launcelot and Sir Lionel, and marvellous adventures, and containeth eighteen chapters. The seventh book treateth of a noble knight called Sir Gareth, and named by Sir Kay, Beaumains, and containeth thirty-six chapters." The eight book treateth of the birth of Sir Tristram the noble knight, and of his acts, and containeth forty-one chapters. The ninth book treateth of a knight named by Sir Kay, La Cote Male Taile, and also of Sir Tristram, and containeth forty-four chapters. The tenth book treateth of Sir Tristram and other marvellous adventures, and containeth eighty-eight chapters. The eleventh book treateth of Sir Launcelot and Sir Galahad, and containeth fourteen chapters. The twelfth book treateth of Sir Launcelot and his madness, and containeth fourteen chapters. The thirteenth book treateth how Galahad came firgtto.King ArtEuPs

twent^_chaDters. The fourteenth book treateth of the quest of tFe Sangreal, and containeth ten chapters. The fifteenth book treateth of Sir Launcelot, and containeth six chapters. The sixteenth book treateth of Sir Bors and Sir Lionel his brother, and containeth seventeen chapters. The seventeenth book I treateth of the Sangreal, and containeth twenty-three chapters. | The eighteenth book treateth of Sir Launcelot and the queen, and containeth twenty-five chapters. The nineteenth book treateth of Queen Guenever and Launcelot, and containeth thirteen chapters. The twentieth book treateth of the piteous death of, Arthur, and containeth twenty-two chapters. The twenty-first I book treatethgfhis lasj. departing..and j^QW SitXaiincelot came \ to revenge his death, and contained thirteen chapters. The A sum is twentyone'tTooks/whicti contain the sum of five hundred i and seven chapters, as more plainly shall follow hereafter. i

KING ARTHUR

BOOK I

CHAPTER I

HOW UTHER PENDRAGON SENT FOR THE DUKE OF CORNWALL AND
IGRAINE HIS WIFE, AND OF THEIR DEPARTING SUDDENLY AGAIN

It befell in the days of Uther Pendragon, when he was king of all England, and so reigned, that there was a mighty duke in Cornwall that held war against him long timeVye And the duke was called the duke of Tintagil. And so b the means King Uther sent for this duke; charging him to brin but his wife with him, for she was called a fair lady, and a passingBut wise, and her name was called Igraine. So when the duke he and his wife were come unto the king, by the means of great \{ lords they were accorded both: the king liked and loved this lady well, and he made them great cheer out of measure, and desired to have lain by her; But she was a passing good woman, and would not assent unto the king. And Jhen she told the duke her husband, and said, I suppose

!hat we were sent for that I should be dishonoured, where- . ore, husband, I counsel you,'that we depart from hence luddenly, that we may ride all night unto our own castle. And in like wise as she said "so they departed, that neither the king nor none of his council were ware of (heir departing. All so soon as King Uther knew of their departing so suddenly, he was wonderly-wroth. Then he called to him his privy council, and told them of the sudden departing of the duke and his wife. Then they asked the king to send for the duke and his wife by a great charge; And if he will not come at your summons, then may ye do your best, then have ye cause to make mighty war upon him. So that was done, and the messengers had their answers, and that was feu's shortly, that neither he nor his wife would not come at 4im. Then was the king wonderly wroth. And then the ping sent him plain word again, and bade him be ready and


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