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  • He has accomplished the emprize of the bow, long thought unattainable, and with which a popular report connects an idle prophecy.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Henry, if thou meanest me, I am but half a Douglas in this emprize — half head, half heart, and half hand. —

    The Abbot

  • If Kings would see their high emprize preserved, v. 106.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yes, dear angel, I go like a man vowed to some great emprize, the guerdon of which, if success attend him, is the recovery of his beautiful mistress.

    A Marriage Contract

  • Thou art no Christian, Rebecca; and to thee are unknown those high feelings which swell the bosom of a noble maiden when her lover hath done some deed of emprize which sanctions his flame.

    Ivanhoe

  • Eke everychone who shulde her ele [42] emprize [43].

    The Rowley Poems

  • Under such a leader as thou hast spoken this knight to be, there are no craven fears, no cold-blooded delays, no yielding up a gallant emprize, since the difficulties which render it arduous render it also glorious.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • The church contains several antique tombs, together with curious monumental brasses, nearly all, I believe I may say all, to the memory of the Cotton family; amongst whom, judging from the inscriptions, were crusaders and knights of mighty emprize, and other worthies.

    Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851

  • Thine was the world’s dim dawn, the prime emprize;

    A Cosmic Outlook

  • ` ` Rebecca, '' said Ivanhoe, ` ` thou hast painted a hero; surely they rest but to refresh their force, or to provide the means of crossing the moat --- Under such a leader as thou hast spoken this knight to be, there are no craven fears, no cold-blooded delays, no yielding up a gallant emprize; since the difficulties which render it arduous render it also glorious.

    Ivanhoe

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