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presented through a ballad singer accompanied by a chorus. Mordred gloats over the spectacle unfolding before their eyes: “Can you see your goodly Lancelot murdering your goodly knights? Your table is cracking, Arthur” (69). Arthur admits defeat: “It’s the old uncivilised days back again… . All we’ve been

In: Simplify, simplify! Brevity, Plainness and Their Complications in American Literature and Culture

philosophical justification and a maximum of novelty and spectacle. 5 Despite protestations by empirical authors that they were not creating entertainment (as Glanvill acidly remarked in the preface to Saducismus , “I have no humor nor delight in telling Stories, and do not publish these for the

In: Empirical Form and Religious Function