Ancient Popular Poetry; From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies

Ancient Popular Poetry; From Authentic Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... Y schall prey the lord Baset to thanke the sone. Owr keyng seyde, what new tydyng herest as thou ryd? 60 I wolde fayne wet for thow reydest weyde. Y know now teytheyng, the thanner seyde, kerhe and thou schalt here, OB" al the chaffar that y know kow heydys beyt der. Owr keyng seyde, on theyng, as mey loffe y the prey, What herest seybe the lord Basetyn thes contrey? 65 I know hem not, seyde the tanner, with hem y hafe lytyll to don, Wolde he neuer bey of me clot lether to clowt 'his schoyn.' Howr kyng seyde, y loffe the well, of on thyng y the praye, Thow hast harde hes servants speke, what welde they saye? Ye for god, seyde the tanner, that tell y can, 70 Thay sey thay leke hem well, for he ys a god man. Thos they reyd together talkyng, for soyt y yow tell, Tull he met the lord Baset, on kneys downe they fell. Alas, the thanner thowt, the kyng ylone thes be, Y schall be hongyd, we1l y wot, at men may me se. 75 He had no meynde of hes hode, nor cape ner adell, A1 for drede off hes leyffe he wende to halfe ler. The thanner wolde astole awey, Whyle he began to speke, Howr kyng had yever an ey on hem, 80 That he meyt not skape. God felow, with me thow most abeyde, seyd owr Whan they com to Kyng chas meehe game they saye. Howr kyng seyde, felow what schall y do, my hors ys so hey? 85 God felow, lend thow me theyne, and hafe her meyne. The the tannar leyt done, and cast a downe hes heydys; Howr kyng was yn hes sadell, no leyngger he beydes. Alas, theyn the thanner thowt, be well reyde away with mey hors, Y well after to get hem and y may. 90 He welde not lelfe hes heydys beheynde for notheyng, He cast them yn the kyngs schadyll, that was a neys seyte; Tho he sat aboffe them, as y ouw saye, He prekyd fast after hem and fond...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833139
  • 9781236833136