holy grail

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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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64-5: "And King Pellam lay so, many years sore wounded, and might never be whole till Galahad the haughty prince healed him in the quest of the Sangreal, for in that place was part of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that Joseph of Arimathea brought into this land, and there himself lay in that rich bed.
65: "[gamma]" written in right margin: "till Galahad the haughty prince healed him in the quest of the Sangreal, for in that place was part of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that Joseph of Arimathea brought into this land, and there himself lay in that rich bed.
71: "But Merlin warned the king covertly that Guenever was not wholesome for him to take to wife, for he warned him that Launcelot should love her, and she him again; and so he turned his tale to the adventures of the Sangreal.
Pelleas one of the four that achieves the Sangreal 12[?
193: half bracket around "When Merlin had ordained the Round Table, he said, by them which should be fellows of the Round Table the truth of the Sangreal should be well known.
269: Half bracket around "Sithen was there never man so hardy to say that he had seen the Sangreal.
And after, in the quest of the Sangreal, cowardly and feloniously they slew Dinadan, the which was great damage, for he was a great bourder and a passing good knight.
Then wot I, said the hermit, for he that shall sit there is unborn and ungotten, and this same year he shall be gotten that shall sit there in that siege perilous, and he shall win the Sangreal.