N.B.Tennyson makes sir Anton the foster-father of Arthur.
Arthurs Lance, Rhomgomyant.
Arthurs Mare, Llamrei, which means bounding, curvetting, spumador.
Arthurs Round Table. It contained seats for 150 knights. Three were reserved, two for honour, and one (called the siege perilous) for sir Galahad, destined to achieve the quest of the sangreal. If any one else attempted to sit in it, his death was the certain penalty.
There is a table so called at Winchester, and Henry VIII. showed it to Francois I. as the very table made by Merlin for Uther the pendragon.
Whose old round table yet she vaunteth to be hers.
Drayton: Polyolbion, ii. (1612).
Arthurs Shield, Pridwin. Geoffrey calls it Priwen, and says it was adorned with the picture of the Virgin Mary.British History, ix. 4 (1142).
In the Mabinogion it is called Wenebgwrthucher.
Arthurs Sisters [half-sisters], Morgause or Margawse (wife of king Lot); Elain (wife of king Nentres of Carlot); and Morgan le Fay, the great clark of Nigromancy, who wedded king Vrience, of the land of Corêe, father of Ewayns le Blanchemayne. Only the last had the same mother (Ygraine or Ygernêe) as the king.Sir T. Malory: History of Prince Arthur, i. 2.
Arthurs SonsUrien, Llew, and Arawn. Borre was his son by Lyonors, daughter of the earl Sanam.History of Prince Arthur, i. 15. Mordred was his son by Elain, wife of king Nentres of Carlot. In some of the romances collated by sir T. Malory he is called the son of Margause and Arthur; Margause being called the wife of king Lot, and sister of Arthur. This incest is said to have been the cause of Mordreds hatred of Arthur.Pt. i. 17, 36, etc.
(In the Welsh Triads, Llew is called Llacheu. He is said to have been most valiant and learned.)
Arthurs Spear, Rone. Geoffrey calls it Ron. It was made of ebony.British History, ix. 4 (1142). (See Lance.)
Layamon: Brut. (twelfth century).
Arthurs Sword, Escalibur or Excaliber. Geoffrey calls it Caliburn, and says it was made in the isle of Avallon.British History, ix. 4 (1142).
The bigness and the length of Rone, his noble spear,
With Pridwin, his great shield.
Drayton: Polyolbion, iv. (1612).
Arthur (King), in the burlesque opera of Tom Thumb, has Dollallolla for his queen, and Huncamunca for his daughter. This dramatic piece, by Henry Fielding, the novelist, was produced in 1730, but was altered by Kane OHara, author of Midas, about half a century later.
Arthurs Harp, a Lyræ, which forms a triangle with the Pole-star and Arcturus.
We call the Harp of Arthur up in heaven?
Tennyson: The Last Tournament.
Arthurs Seat, the hill which overhangs Edinburgh.
Byron: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
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