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  • From many sources: -- Provencal love-lore, Oriental subtlety, and Celtic mysticism -- all blended by that marvellous dexterity, style, malice, and measure which are so utterly French that English has no adequate words for them.

    Cligés. English

  • MABEL ROBINSON, A.B. Lincolnton, N.C. "Smiling, frowning evermore, thou art perfect in love-lore."

    Pine Needles, 1921.

  • I now say that Luigi Pulci and his kindred so treated the love-lore which was solemn mystery to Guinicelli and Lapo and Fazio, or the young Dante shuddering before his lord of terrible aspect.

    Earthwork out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

  • She had expounded, as you have been told, her simple love-lore to Alice of the Hermitage; but it is doubtful if she had known how much like a cow beset by flies in a dry pasture a lover may be made.

    The Forest Lovers

  • It is not, in the common and cheap misuse of the term, the most "romantic" arrangement, but some not imperfect in love-lore have held that a woman's love is never so strong as when she is past girlhood and well approaching age, and that man's is never stronger than when he is just not a boy.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • They were not "perfect in love-lore"; their _Liber Amoris_ was, after all, little more than a fashion-book in divers senses of "fashion."

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Thus ends the most romantic and tragical story of love and faith that the early annals of America have to show, and the fate of the faithful Miranda has become a classic in the love-lore of the America of the south.

    Historical Tales - The Romance of Reality - Volume III

  • In the vicissitudes of a soldier's life, the chance of to-day should not be disregarded -- to-morrow may bring change either in the scene or the circumstances; and I was skilled enough in love-lore to know that an hour unimproved is often followed by an age of regrets.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • 'The love-lore wretch starts from tormenting dream:

    The Lady of the Lake

  • The testimonials which Mr. Shirley had received in print from that living academy of love-lore, my

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

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