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Bevis

chivalrous medieval knight, righting wrongs in Europe. [Br. Lit.: Bevis of Hampton]

Bevis

mastiff who “saved his master by his fidelity.” [Br. Lit.: Woodstock]
See: Loyalty
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References in classic literature ?
``Ay,'' said Fitzurse, ``such is indeed the fashion of Richard a true knight-errant he, and will wander in wild adventure, trusting the prowess of his single arm, like any Sir Guy or Sir Bevis, while the weighty affairs of his kingdom slumber, and his own safety is endangered.
He would tell you the mismanagements of John Hickathrift, find fault with the passionate temper of Bevis of Southampton, and loved St.
This Brass was an attorney of no very good repute, from Bevis Marks in the city of London; he was a tall, meagre man, with a nose like a wen, a protruding forehead, retreating eyes, and hair of a deep red.
The walls were hung all round with most elaborate and brightly colored tapestry, representing the achievements of Sir Bevis of Hampton, and behind this convenient screen were stored the tables dormant and benches which would be needed for banquet or high festivity.
'Guy of Warwick' and 'Bevis of Hampton,' which are among the best known but most tedious of all the list, belong, in their original form, to the upper classes.
Bevis's 2007 essay "Fighting Talk: Victorian War Poetry" (Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry, Oxford Univ.
Similar differences were found for Bevis's Curriculum Building in Nursing: A Process (1989), Angelo and Cross's Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (1993), and Bastable's Essentials of Patient Education (2005).
JUNE 4, 1999: The first of three shattering events is about to hit the curious life of Bevis Spears, owner of the Foel Farm Park visitor attraction on Anglesey.
In what must be a unique result in the 173-year history of the Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour, yachtswoman Beverley Bevis outsailed her husband Fred to win the Classic Yachts division of the historic regatta on 26 January.
In The Art of Eloquence Matthew Bevis uses a similarly comparative approach to the languages of speech and writing as the basis for his analysis of the relationship between literature and political oratory.
I'm struck by how many celestial atlases came out posthumously or barely at all, like the great works of Hevelius (1690), Flamsteed (1729), and John Bevis (1786).
He added that that BVI general manager Bevis Sylvester has been promoted to regional general manager in charge of the company's service centers in the BVI, St.