(Robert John) Wace (c. 1100 - c. 1174) used to be an Anglo-Norman poet, who used to be born in Jersey and taken up in mainland Normandy. Roman de Brut (c. 1155) was once in line with the Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Its attractiveness is defined by way of the hot accessibility to a much wider public of the Arthur legend in a vernacular language. Wace used to be the 1st to say the legend of King Arthur's around desk and ascribe the identify Excalibur to Arthur's sword, even supposing he by and large provides purely minor info to Geoffrey's textual content. The Roman de Brut grew to become the root, in flip, for Layamon's Brut, an alliterative heart English poem, and Piers Langtoft's Chronicle. His extant works comprise: Roman de Rou (c. 1174) - a verse historical past of the Dukes of Normandy. different works, additionally in verse, comprise lives of Saint Margaret and Saint Nicholas.
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Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut
(Robert John) Wace (c. 1100 - c. 1174) was once an Anglo-Norman poet, who was once born in Jersey and taken up in mainland Normandy. Roman de Brut (c. 1155) was once according to the Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Its reputation is defined by way of the recent accessibility to a much wider public of the Arthur legend in a vernacular language.
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The giant who ravished them to Ireland, set up his carol to his own content. Very serviceable were these stones, and right profitable to the sick. It was the custom of the surgeons of that land to wash these stones with fair water. This water they would make hot in baths, and set therein those who had suffered hurt, or were grieved by any infirmity. They washed in this water, and were healed of their sickness. ” When the king and his Britons heard of the virtue residing in the stones, they all desired them very greatly.
These gods have to name Phoebus and Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury. Many another god we worship, according to the wont of our country, and as our fathers have told us. But above all gods we keep in chiefest honour Mercury, who in our own tongue is called Woden. Our fathers held this god in such reverence that they devoted the fourth day of the week to his service. Because of their hope in Woden they called his feast Wednesday, and yet it bears his name. By the side of this god of whom I have spoken, we set our goddess Freya, who is held in worship of us all.
My counsel to the king,” said the bishop, “is to do to the traitor Hengist—our earthly adversary—that which holy Samuel did in old days to King Agag, when he was made captive. Agag was a prince, passing proud, the right glorious king of the people of Amalek. He set a quarrel upon the Jews, that he might work them a mischief, since he sought to do them evil. He seized their lands; he burned their goods with fire, and very often he slew them for his pleasure. Then on a day this King Agag was taken at a battle, the more to his sorrow.