14th century, Middle English: 15th and 16th century manuscripts at Cambridge University Library, Lincoln Cathedral Library, British Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
It was not long before the dragon itself suddenly appeared and knocked Sir Eglamour off his horse. The knight got up and set his shield against the blows that rained down on him, and from the fire that came out of its mouth.
12th century–15th century, Old French | Medieval English.
'She is therefore called Morgan the goddess… '
13th century, Old French: 14th century Middle English versions at Cambridge University Library, Lincoln Cathedral Library, British Library.
The lioness cared for the baby as though it was one of her own cubs.
13th century, Old French.
The boys became the greyhounds and the greyhounds took on the appearance of the boys.
12th century, Old French. Middle English translation, 14th century, British Library.
'Tell Sir Gawain that it was the Knight of the Lion who has rescued his nephews and that he knows me well, and I him, although he would not recognise me.'
15th century, late-Medieval English.
There are those in many parts of England who say that King Arthur is not dead, but was taken, by the will of our Lord Jesus, into another place; and men say that he will return and that he shall win the Holy Cross. I cannot say that I am convinced of this, but I would rather say – "but rather I wolde sey: here in thys world he chaunged hys lyff."
'What is your name?' asked King Arthur.
'I could not tell you,' replied the young man.
'It is truly a marvel that such a fine-looking young man as you does not know his own name,' said the king.
14th century Middle English. National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.2.1, the Auchinleck Manuscript; Lincoln's Inn Library, Hale MS 150.
At once, the beggar changed his appearance and it was clear that it was indeed Merlin.
14th century, Middle English: National Library of Scotland, British Library, Bodleian Library Oxford.
Beneath an apple tree, as she sleeps in an orchard, Eurydice is visited by the King of the Otherworld.
12th century Anglo-Norman Boeuve de Haumton | 14th century Middle English: National Library of Scotland, Cambridge, Manchester, Naples.
The giant was incredibly strong and over twenty feet tall. He picked up a stick, walked over to the gates and had a good look at Bevis.
12th century, Old French: British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale Paris.
In the boat was a large bed, and at its prow were two candelabra filled with lighted candles.
12th century, Old French | 13th century Middle English retelling in manuscript copies at Cambridge University Library, British Library, National Library of Scotland.
'Take this ring, son. While you are wearing it, you need fear nothing. Fire will not burn you, the sea will not drown you and iron and steel will not be able to cut you.'