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The grave, precise, and courtly ceremony with which the thing is conducted, invests it with a sort of antique charm.
He bowed in a courtly was as he replied, "I am Dracula, and I bid you welcome, Mr.
You must make your conversation regarding my dear new country of England less interesting, so that I may not forget how time flies by us," and with a courtly bow, he quickly left me.
As he bent his head in his most courtly manner, there was a secrecy in his smiling face, and he conveyed an air of mystery to those words, which struck the eyes and ears of his nephew forcibly.
It is meeter for thy humour to be wooed with bow and bill, than in set terms, and in courtly language.''
Pure, correct, elegant and lucid language will be met with in men of courtly breeding and discrimination, though they may have been born in Majalahonda; I say of discrimination, because there are many who are not so, and discrimination is the grammar of good language, if it be accompanied by practice.
Too sour on the human world, and too glum in his own soured nature, he was anything save his old courtly self to chance humans who broke in upon him to pat his head, and say silly things, and go their way never to be seen by him again.
Neither entreaty nor courtly remonstrance came from the English prince; but Sir Hugh Calverley passed silently over the border with his company, and the blazing walls of the two cities of Miranda and Puenta de la Reyna warned the unfaithful monarch that there were other metals besides gold, and that he was dealing with a man to whom it was unsafe to lie.
Robin was a robber, but a robber as courtly as any knight.
This study considers discrete aspects of instrumental music making, including the impact of individual patrons and the protocols of patronage at large, instrumental music's role in courtly and civic festivities, normative pedagogical and notational practices, and, in the last chapter, a survey of diverse organological categories that furnishes data about a range of instruments, accompanied by a compendium of iconographical images.
Through his detailed reading of the epic Kudrun and of Gottfried von Strassburg's romance Tristan, both from the thirteenth century, Koch examines the various narrative elements and their relationship to the heroic epic, Christianity, or the courtly romance and how they overlap.
In Austen's exploration of the moral dangers that courtly love presents to women, she reverses the gender roles by having the fair lady show the submissive service traditionally performed by the knight.