The nurse of pure and high affection

Ivanhoe

Chivalry! Why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.

Chapter XXIX of Ivanhoe

I’ve always been a fan of knights and fair maidens, so I was glad to finally get to this book.

A surprisingly modern story with its strong passion and even stronger characters, I found it a great read.

Unfortunately it’s been a  while since I finished the book earlier this year so many details are lost, but I remember being surprised at the turns the story took.  Sir Walter Scott, I thank you sir.

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