We shall have a day of it to-day, Bayard
, my beauty; but we'll do our duty as we have done.
In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard
, Roland, Charlemagne, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
Taylor, who could interpret the dim reasonings of animals, and understood their moral natures better than most men, would have found some way to make this poor old chap forget his troubles for a while, but we have not his kindly art, and so had to leave the raven to his griefs.
Nor ends his glory here, for his good steed Doth Brillador and Bayard
far exceed; As mettled steeds compared with Rocinante, The reputation they have won is scanty.
Is it a fact that at the weights Bayard
could give the other a hundred yards in five furlongs, and that the stable have put their money on him?
Your name is celebrated, your position magnificent; and then the Comte de Morcerf is a soldier, and it is pleasing to see the integrity of a Bayard
united to the poverty of a Duguesclin; disinterestedness is the brightest ray in which a noble sword can shine.
Pierre Joseph Genestas was an unostentatious kind of Bayard
The pictures which fill the imagination in reading the actions of Pericles, Xenophon, Columbus, Bayard
, Sidney, Hampden, teach us how needlessly mean our life is; that we, by the depth of our living, should deck it with more than regal or national splendor, and act on principles that should interest man and nature in the length of our days.
His friends frequently wrangle warmly as to whether he is most like Bayard
, Lancelot, or Happy Hooligan.
I say "more or less" because although Bayard
Sartoris alone narrates the action in The Unvanquished, there are multiple Bayards
implied within that act of narration, a problem to which I will turn in a moment.