The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (Volume 4) by Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (Volume 4)
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Author: Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
Number of Pages: 116 pages
Published Date: 06 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9781235738623
File Name: The.Transactions.of.the.Honourable.Society.of.Cymmrodorion.(Volume.4).pdf
Download Link: The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (Volume 4)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... "A Grave for March, a grave for Gwythur, a grave for Gwgawn of the ruddy sword; not wise (the thought) a grave for Arthur,"2 or as Matthew Arnold freely translates it in a well-known passage in his Study of Celtic Literature, "Unknown is the grave of Arthur." Would, indeed, that this were all that is' unknown and unknowable of the storied British king! But he comes upon the scene even as he disappears from it--a shadowy apparition, clothed in the mist of legend, stalking athwart the path of history to distract and lead astray the sober chronicler, and to beckon the romancer and the poet to boundless realms of enchantment and adventurous quest. A Melchisedec of profane history, he has "neither beginning of days, nor end of life." Neither date nor place of birth can be assigned to him any more than a place of burial; and it is left to conjecture alone to locate that court where knights, onlyless famous than himself, sought his benison and behest. But all this uncertainty has but served to enhance the attraction which he had, and has, for makers and students of literature; and the immense mass of Arthurian literature extant to-day--romances, poems, critical studies--may well make the most omnivorous reader quail before its solid bulk. The Arthurian legend has, of late especially, been the subject of so much philological, ethnological and mythological dissertation that one is tempted to say, in contemplating this huge accumulation of critical detail, that here at last is "the grave of Arthur." But when we turn to the poets, even to such extreme modernisers of the story as Tennyson, we feel that the spell continues to work, and are constrained still to follow the pale but deathless figure of the Celtic king as he moves among the shades of his forlorn fairyland...

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