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(little as he deserved it) in his lifetime, she naturally remains the truest and best friend to his memory now.
That each man should shoot seven arrows at the target that belonged to his band, and, of the fourscore yeomen of each band, the three that shot the best should be chosen.
A long time was taken in this shooting, and when it was over the judges came forward, looked carefully at the targets, and proclaimed in a loud voice which three had shot the best from the separate bands.
The Sheriff swore a full great oath, and said: "This man is the best archer that ever yet I saw." And he beckoned to him, and asked him: "How now, good fellow, what is your name, and in what country were you born?"
He insisted upon eating the Sheriff's best bread and drinking his best wine, so that the steward waxed wroth.
De Vac he knew to be too jealous of his fame as a swordsman to permit himself to be overcome by aught but superior skill, and this day Henry felt that he could best the devil himself.
The episode meant more to him than being bested in play by the best swordsman in England--for that surely was no disgrace--to Henry it seemed prophetic of the outcome of a future struggle when he should stand face to face with the real De Montfort; and then, seeing in De Vac only the creature of his imagination with which he had vested the likeness of his powerful brother-in-law, Henry did what he should like to have done to the real Leicester.
He was walking in, but not with the best possible grace, when he suddenly stopped, and started back.
'The best. The best that could be done,' returned the hangman.
It was a sobered affection at best, which came from my sympathy with his love of nature, and the whole kindly and humane keeping of his genius.
One must discontinue being feasted upon when one tasteth best: that is known by those who want to be long loved.
Gilbert was a clever young fellow, with his own thoughts about things and a determination to get the best out of life and put the best into it.