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  • The ladies, one and all when his back was turned, declared, that he was the gallantest man they ever were in company with.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Mr. Pen replied in his best and gallantest manner; with jokes, with news of the town, with points of wit, nay, with pretty little verses very likely, in reply to the versicles of the Muse of

    The History of Pendennis

  • And for a further addition to his neate knavery, his breeches were so rent betweene his legges, his shooes and stockings had bin at such a mercilesse massacre: that the gallantest Commandador of Castile (though he had never so lately bin releast out of slavery) could have wisht for better garments, then he; or make larger promises, then he did to his

    The Decameron

  • Having made use also of Pittacus in some trivial matters, not worth the mentioning, he has passed over the greatest and gallantest action that was ever done by him.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Cathelineau was dead, and Foret was dead, and they were the gallantest of their townsmen.

    La Vend´┐Że

  • O the gallantest and most excellent of all secrets!

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • It is one of the gallantest figures among the poetes so it be vsed discretely and in his right kinde, but many of these makers that be not halfe their craftes maisters, do very often abuse it and also many waies.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • As I took my place I glanced shyly round, and saw, at the farther end of the long table, the gallantest gentleman I had ever set eyes upon in all my sixteen years of life.

    Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine

  • There are many costumes going about the world, but, with allowance for every one, I make bold to think our own tartan duds the gallantest of them all.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • But when she sank, if sink she did, there went to the bottom one of the gallantest ships and bravest captains in the American navy.

    American Men of Action

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