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" The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust, Their souls are with the saints, we trust.'* Their escutcheons have long mouldered from the walls of their castles. "
Ivanhoe - Page 87
by Walter Scott - 1923 - 514 pages
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Historical romances of the author of Waverley, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1822 - 550 pages
...devices, their colours, and the embroidery of their horse trappings. It is unnecessary to be particular on these subjects. To borrow lines from a contemporary...castles themselves are but green mounds and shattered ruins—the place that once knew them, knows them no more—nay, many a race since theirs has died...
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Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volume 20

1899 - 396 pages
...Lion, as needs be wished for. The gallant knights are distinguished by their belts and gilded spurs. The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust, Their souls are with the saints, we trust. Two grades of knights were instituted somewhat later — the banneret and the bachelor. The retinue...
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The History of Chivalry: Or, Knighthood and Its Times, Volume 2

Charles Mills - 1825 - 404 pages
...CHIVALRY. VTE are now arrived at that part of our subject CHAP. where we may say with the poet, VI1' " The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust: Their souls are with the saints, we trust." With Italy the historical tracing ceases of that system of principles which for so many centuries formed...
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The History of Chivalry Or Knighthood and Its Times, Volume 1

Charles Mills - 1825 - 838 pages
...CHIVALRY. WE are now arrived at that part of our subject CHAP. where we may say with the poet, VII, " The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust : Their souls are with the saints, we trust." With Italy the historical tracing ceases of that system of principles which for so many centuries formed...
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Descent of the Danube: From Ratisbon to Vienna, During the Autumn of 1827 ...

James Robinson Planché - 1828 - 350 pages
...who follow his standard. The vision is over, the airy castle has vanished — " The knights are dust, Their good swords are rust, Their souls are with the saints we trust." And a rude and solitary boat is rocking under the windows of a poor white-washed wirthshaus, which,...
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Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - 1832 - 342 pages
...country — not one will parade in moonshine the black armour winch has long rusted upon their tombs. "' The knights are dust, And their good swords are rust ; Their souls are with the saints, we trust.' Look around, Sir Knight, you have above and around you the men of whom we speak. Beneath us, in a little...
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Tales of My Landlord,.: Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott - 1832 - 344 pages
...will parade in moonshine the black armour which has long rusted upon their tombs. ' The knights ore dust, And their good swords are rust ; Their souls are with the saints, we trust' Look around, Sir Knight, you have above and around you the men of whom we speak. Beneath us, in a little...
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Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - 1832 - 342 pages
...in moonshine the black armour which has long rusted upon their tombs. ' The knights are dint, •; And their good swords are rust; Their souls are with the saints, we trust.' Look around, Sir Knight, you have above and around you the men of whom we speak. Beneath us, in a little...
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Bride of Lammermoor - Peveril of the peak

Walter Scott - 1833 - 474 pages
...supposed to have occasioned the introduction of supporters into the science of heraldry. LINES — The Knights are dust, And their good swords are rust } Their souls are with the saints, we trust.~P. 132. These lines are part of an unpublished poem by Coleridge, whose muse so often tantalizes...
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The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - 1833 - 852 pages
...devices, their colours, and the embroidery of their horse trappings. It is unnecessary to be particular on these subjects. To borrow lines from a contemporary poet, who has written but too little— " The knifhU are duirt. And their rood words are rust, Their souls are with the taint!, we tnut."" Their...
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