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AMADIS DE GAUL


VASCO LOBEIRA




TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH VERSION OF GARCIORDONEZ DE MONTALVO.
BY ROBERT SOUTHEY 1872.




CONTENTS



Preface


Book the First


CHAPTER I.

The Introduction and Beginning of this History

CHAPTER II.

How Amadis was begotten and born

CHAPTER III.

How King Perion went to his own country, and of what befell him. And how Urganda met Don Graudales and of that which she said to him

CHAPTER IV.

How King Languines took with him Amadis, who was called the Child of the Sea, and Gandalin the son of Don Gandales.

CHAPTER V.

How King Lisuarte sailing towards Great Britain took port in the kingdom of Scotland, and how the Child of the Sea was made Knight by King Perion, with out their knowing each other.

CHAPTER VI.

How Urganda gave the lance to the Child of the Sea, and how he delivered King Perion from those who would have slain him

CHAPTER VII.

Of the battle which the Child of the Sea had with Galpano and his people

CHAPTER VIII.

How the three Knights came to the court of King Languines, and the other Knight in the litter, and his traitorous Wife, by command of Arnadis

CHAPTER IX.

How King Lisuarte sent to the house of King Languines for his daughter Oriana, and he sent her, and with her his daughter Mabilia; and how the Child of the Sea and Agrayes went to succour King Perion of Gaul

CHAPTER X.

Of the battle which the Child of the Sea had with King Abies, and how he conquered him, whereby the war between King Abies and King Perion was concluded

CHAPTER XI.

How King Perion and Queen Elisena knew the Child of the Sea to be their son Amadis

CHAPTER XII.

How Don Galaor was made a knight by Amadis of Gaul his brother

CHAPTER XIII.

How Don Galaor fought the Giant of the Rock of Galtares and conquered him

CHAPTER XIV.

How Amadis came to the castle of Darden the Proud, and of the words which he had with him, and of the battle which he had with him in the court of King Lisuarte

CHAPTER XV.

Of the funeral which King Lisuarte gave Dardan and his Mistress, and what Amadis did meanwhile

CHAPTER XVI.

How Amadis made himself known to King Lisuarte, and the other knights of his court

CHAPTER XVII.

Of the things which happened to Agrayes after the war of Gaul

CHAPTER XVIII.

Of the news which Amadis had of Don Galaor his brother, and how he departed from the court of King Lisuarte to go in quest of him

CHAPTER XIX.

How Amadis fought with Angriote of Estravaus and his brother, and conquered them

CHAPTER XX.

Of the battle which Amadis had with Arcalaus the Enchanter, and how he escaped from his enchantment.

CHAPTER XXI.

How Arcalaus carried tidings to the court of King Lisuarte that Amadis was slain, and of the lamentations that were made for him

CHAPTER XXII.

Of the trick which a Knight put upon Don Galaor and how he revenged himself; and of what happened to Amadis in the Castle where was the fair child Briolania

CHAPTER XXIII.

Of the cruel and hard battle between Amadis and Don Galaor, and how they knew each other

CHAPTER XXIV.

How Agrayes and Don Galvanes and Olivas arrived at the court of King Lisuarte

CHAPTER XXV.

How Amadis and Galaor and Balays of Carsante deter mined to go to King Lisuarte, and of the great adventures which befell them on the road

CHAPTER XXVI.

How Don Galaor compleated his adventure

CHAPTER XXVII.

How Amadis delivered the damsel from the knight who mistreated her, and how afterwards when he was sleeping another knight carried her away

CHAPTER XXVIII.

How Amadis fought with the knight who had stolen away the damsel, and conquered him

CHAPTER XXIX.

How Balays atchieved his adventure

CHAPTER XXX.

How King Lisuarte held a Cortes and of what happened there

CHAPTER XXXI.

How Amadis and Don Galaor and Balays of Carsante arrived at the palace of King Lisuarte, and Galaor remained as the king's knight

CHAPTER XXXII.

How King Lisuarte ordained his Cortes to be held in London

CHAPTER XXXIII.

How when the Cortes was assembled King Lisuarte asked counsel of his knights concerning what he ought to do

CHAPTER XXXIV.

How King Lisuarte being in great pleasure a damsel covered with mourning humbled herself before him to beg a boon, the which was by him granted

CHAPTER XXXV.

In which is shown the ruin of King Lisuarte, and all that befell him in consequence of the rash promises which he had made

CHAPTER XXXVI.

How Amadis and Galaor knew of this great treason and took counsel to procure, if they could, the liberty of the King and Oriana

CHAPTER XXXVII.

How Don Gulaor delivered King Lisuarte from the captivity to which they were treacherously leading him away

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

How tidings came to the queen that King Lisuarte was made prisoner, and how Barsinan executed his treason, and how at last he was overthrown and the king restored to his kingdom

CHAPTER XXXIX.

How Amadis came to succour the City of London, and what he did there

CHAPTER XL.

How King Lisuarte held a Cortes which lasted twelve days, at which great feastings were made, and of the many chiefs and knights who came there

CHAPTER XLI.

Of the battle which Amadis had promised the fair child Briolania to perform against Abiseoa and his two sons in revenge of her father's death

CHAPTER XLII.

How Don Galaor went with the damsel in quest of the knight who had overthrown them, till he did battle with him

CHAPTER XLIII.

Showing how Don Florestan was the son of King Perion by a fair damsel, daughter to the Count of Salandia

CHAPTER XLIV.

How Don Galaor and Florestan, going towards the kingdom of Sobradisa, met three Damsels at the Fountain of the Elm Trees






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