holy grail

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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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In Malory, the source of Launcelot's sorrow is his loss of helmet, sword, and horse after being healed by the Sangraal. David Blamires remarks that "This quotation is peculiarly apt, as it shows us the Lancelot who by virtue of his sin and wickedness is unable to achieve the quest of the Holy Grail" (183).
The introduction to the Machen chapter illuminates Machen's mysticism and his belief in the Christian religion as the foundation of the arts and ends on the note that Machen was not "more fascinated by the Little People than he was by the Sangraal" (p.