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Thomas Bulfinch Quotes

Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.
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The word knight, which originally meant boy or servant, was particularly applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms.

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The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval, a horse.

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We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean.

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The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse.

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Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.

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The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous.

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The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years.

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The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy

— Thomas Bulfinch

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