Ivanhoe, vol. 2

Le retour du croisé

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Published: 1829
Language: French
Wordcount: 48,294 / 165 pg
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 842
Added to site: 2010.12.11
mnybks.net#: 29868
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e égalité de force, de courage et d'adresse, portant et parant les coups avec la plus rapide dextérité. Le bruit de leurs bâtons frappant à coups redoublés l'un sur l'autre était tel, qu'à une certaine distance on aurait cru qu'il y avait au moins six combattans de chaque côté. Des combats moins acharnés et moins dangereux ont été chantés en beaux vers héroïques; mais celui de Gurth et du meunier n'aura pas le même honneur, faute d'un poète inspiré qui rende hommage à de tels adversaires. Cependant, quoique le combat du bâton à deux bouts ne soit plus pratiqué[4], nous ferons de notre mieux pour rendre justice en prose à de si braves champions.

Note 4: Les paysans de la Normandie se servent encore du bâton dans leurs querelles ou leurs jeux, en faisant le moulinet. A. M.

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