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Aucassin and Nicolette

translated from the Old French

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,896 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,161
Added to site: 2007.10.29
mnybks.net#: 18760
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Romance
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t he had summoned his men, foot and horse, and advanced to assault the castle. And the cry went up and the noise; and the knights and men-at-arms girt on their armour, and hastened to the gates and walls to defend the castle; while the townsfolk mounted the parapets and hurled bolts and sharpened stakes. At the time when the assault was fast and furious, Warren Count of Beaucaire came into the chamber where Aucassin was weeping and bemoaning Nicolette his most sweet friend whom he loved so well.

"Ah, my son!" said he. "Wretch that thou art and unhappy, to see assault made on this thy castle--none better nor more strong! Know, moreover, that if thou lose it thou losest thine inheritance! Come now, my son, take thine arms and to horse! Fight for thy land, and succour thy liegemen, and get thee to the field! Though thou strike never a man nor be thyself stricken, if they but see thee among them they will make a better fight for their lives and their havings, and for thy land and mine. So tall art thou and

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