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  • Perceval really existed -- and I see no reason to doubt that it did -- it must have belonged to the Perceval story prior to the development of the Grail tradition, _e. g._, to such a stage as that hinted at by the chess-board adventure of the "Didot" _Perceval_ and Gautier's poem, when the hero was as ready to take advantage of his _bonnes fortunes_ as other heroes of popular folk tales.

    The Romance of Morien

  • The fact that Perceval regains possession of the heritage of which he has, before his birth, been deprived is recorded in certain of the _Perceval_ romances; the _Parzival_ of

    The Romance of Morien

  • Perceval is Perceval because she's Perceval, and likewise Tristen.

    i smoke my friends down to the filter

  • For now Perceval is dead, there will be an immediate election; and on that election depends Catholic Emancipation.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • "Sir," saith King Fisherman, "Can you tell me tidings of my sister's son, that was son of Alain li Gros of the Valleys of Camelot, whom they call Perceval?"

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • How do you think the captain (whom we will call Perceval) acts?

    Sydney Smith

  • At this word Perceval rode forward, and the damsel heareth him.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • The magic that is wanting to the clear and elegant narrative of Benoit and Chrestien will be found elsewhere; it will be found in one form in the mystical prose of the 'Queste del St. Graal' -- a very different thing from Chrestien's 'Perceval' -- it will be found, again and again, in the prose of Sir Thomas Malory; it will be found in many ballads and ballad burdens, in 'William and Margaret,' in 'Binnorie,' in the 'Wife of Usher's Well,' in the 'Rime of the Count Arnaldos,' in the

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • The earliest extant form of the story of the Holy Grail is the French metrical romance of "Perceval" or "Le Conte du Graal" of Chrétien de

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • "Perceval," or "Conte du Graal," which must also have been intended to please Mary, and which is interesting because, while the

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

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