holy grail

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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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He uses a vertical line in the margin to highlight a passage where Sir Bors visits Pelles's castle, sees Galahad, and is told by a woman holding the Grail that "this child is Galahad, that shall sit in the siege perilous, and achieve the Sangreal, and he shall be much better than ever was Sir Launcelot du Lake, this is his own father" (2:130).
Barfield makes a marginal notation of a [gamma] next to the passage that describes how during his quest for the Sangreal, Galahad restores Pellam's health with the blood of Christ, supplied by Joseph of Arimathea.
An example is the following: "This is he by whom the Sangreal shall be achieved, for there sat never none but he, but he were mischieved" (2:168).
Barfield marks a passage that specifically compares Galahad to Lancelot, in which a maiden at Pelles's castle states, "this child is Galahad, that shall sit in the siege perilous, and achieve the Sangreal, and he shall be much better than ever was Sir Launcelot du Lake, this is his own father" (2:130).
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."
They incorrectly assert that the word "sangreal" could never have meant "royal blood" as well as "Holy Grail" in Old French.
Trained at Maisons-Laffitte by Guy Cherel and ridden by Davy Bonilla, Califet defeated Ange Gabriel by three lengths, with Sangreal third.
After a two-month layoff, he returned at Deauville last month and was not disgraced when second to Sangreal in the Listed Prix Ridgway.
Kieren Fallon settled the son of Spectrum in third place on the heels of Anabaa Blue and Sangreal, and made his challenge two furlongs out.
The field is completed by the Andr Fabre-trained pair Walking Around and Sangreal, along with King Of Tara from Franois Doumen's stable.
HCeltic Swing sired his second stakes winner, after Celtic Silence in last year's Chesham Stakes, when Sangreal won the Prix Ridgway at Deauville on Saturday.
Fabre and Peslier also landed the Listed Prix Ridgeway with Sangreal, while Peslier rode his 100th winner of the season on Visorhill -his last success of the day.