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The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay   By: (1861-1923)

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF RICHARD YEA AND NAY

BY MAURICE HEWLETT

AUTHOR OF "THE FOREST LOVERS," "LITTLE NOVELS OF ITALY," ETC.

Sì che a bene sperar mi era cagione Di quella fera alla gaietta pelle. Inf. i. 41.

NEW YORK THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON; MACMILLAN & CO., LTD. 1901

Set up and electrotyped October, 1900. Reprinted November, December, twice, 1900; January, February, twice, 1901

Norwood Press J.B. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

TO HIS FRIEND EDMUND GOSSE (ALWAYS BENEVOLENT TO HIS INVENTION)

THIS CHRONICLE OF ANJOU AND A NOBLE LADY IS DEDICATED BY M.H.

CONTENTS

BOOK I THE BOOK OF YEA

EXORDIUM PAGE

The Abbot Milo urbi el orbi , concerning the Nature of the Leopard 3

CHAPTER I

Of Count Richard, and the Fires by Night 5

CHAPTER II

How the Fair Jehane bestowed herself 18

CHAPTER III

In what Harbour they found the Old Lion 29

CHAPTER IV

How Jehane stroked what Alois had made Fierce 41

CHAPTER V

How Bertran de Born and Count Richard strove in a Tenzon 56

CHAPTER VI

Fruits of the Tenzon: the Back of Saint Pol, and the Front of Montferrat 69

CHAPTER VII

Of the Crackling of Thorns under Pots 84

CHAPTER VIII

How they held Richard off from his Father's Throat 93

CHAPTER IX

Wild Work in the Church of Gisors 102

CHAPTER X

Night work by the Dark Tower 111

CHAPTER XI

Of Prophecy; and Jehane in the Perilous Bed 123

CHAPTER XII

How they bayed the Old Lion 134

CHAPTER XIII

How they met at Fontevrault 145

CHAPTER XIV

Of what King Richard said to the Bowing Rood; and what Jehane to King Richard 156

CHAPTER XV

Last Tenzon of Bertran de Born 168

CHAPTER XVI

Conversation in England of Jehane the Fair 179

CHAPTER XVII

Frozen Heart and Red Heart: Cahors 193

BOOK II THE BOOK OF NAY

CHAPTER I

The Chapter called Mate Grifon 209

CHAPTER II

Of what Jehane looked for, and what Berengère had 220

CHAPTER III

Who Fought at Acre 235

CHAPTER IV

Concerning the Tower of Flies, Saint Pol, and the Marquess of Montferrat 248

CHAPTER V

The Chapter of Forbidding: how De Gurdun looked, and King Richard hid his Face 262

CHAPTER VI

The Chapter called Clytemnestra 282

CHAPTER VII

The Chapter of the Sacrifice on Lebanon; also called Cassandra 293

CHAPTER VIII

Of the Going up and Going down of the Marquess 302

CHAPTER IX

How King Richard reaped what Jehane had sowed, and the Soldan was Gleaner 311

CHAPTER X

The Chapter called Bonds 327

CHAPTER XI

The Chapter called A Latere 338

CHAPTER XII

The Chapter of Strife in the Dark 350

CHAPTER XIII

Of the Love of Women 362

CHAPTER XIV

How the Leopard was loosed 369

CHAPTER XV

Oeconomic Reflections of the Old Man of Musse 380

CHAPTER XVI

The Chapter called Chaluz 386

CHAPTER XVII

The Keening 396

EPILOGUE OF THE ABBOT MILO 408

BOOK I

THE BOOK OF YEA

EXORDIUM

THE ABBOT MILO URBI ET ORBI , CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE LEOPARD

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