Daily Diversion #232: Excalibur

“In the midst of the lake Arthur was ware of an arm clothed in white samite, that held a fair sword in that hand.”-Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur



2 thoughts on “Daily Diversion #232: Excalibur

  1. This reminds me also of how the story ended, as faithfully recounted in J.C. Squire’s immortal poem, “If Lord Byron had written ‘The Passing of Arthur'”:

    Thus Bedivere at last performed his vow.
    And Arthur, when the warrior bore in sight,
    Read his success upon his gloomy brow.
    “Done it at last,” he murmured, “that’s all right.
    Well, Bedivere, and what has happened now?”
    Demanded he; and the disconsolate knight
    In a harsh bitter voice replied, “Oh, damn it all,
    I saw a mystic arm, clothed in white samite all.”

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