Des que leur traduction fut prete, ils envoyerent de Paris un grand nombre de colporteurs charges de la vendre au prix de revient et meme, dans certaines circonstances, a des prix reduits; et ils couvrirent la depense par des dons volontaires" (E.
~a,Ils the system of Capitulations.
In short, they took nothing from them but the ideas, the spirit, the life; they ` found' (ils ont trouve) all the rest " (p. 80).
2 " On comprend que des chants populaires nes d'un evenement eclatant, victoire ou defaite, puissent contribuer a former la tradition, a en arreter les traits; ils peuvent aussi devenir le centre de legendes qui se forment pour les expliquer; et de la sorte leur substance au moins arrive au poete epique qui 1'introduit dans sa composition.
How the Saracens, when they took him prisoner, he being half dead with a complication of diseases, kindly left him "un mien couverture d'ecarlate" which his mother had given him, and which he put over him, having made a hole therein and bound it round him with a cord; how when he came to Acre in a pitiable condition an old servant of his house presented himself, and "brought me clean white hoods and combed my hair most comfortably"; how he bought a hundred tuns of wine and served it - the best first, according to high authority - well-watered to his private soldiers, somewhat less watered to the squires, and to the knights neat, but with a suggestive phial of the weaker liquid to mix "si comme ils vouloient" - these are the details in which he seems to take greatest pleasure, and for readers six hundred years after date perhaps they are not the least interesting details.