Ancient Spanish Ballads Relating to the Twelve Peers of France Mentioned in Don Quixote, 1

Ancient Spanish Ballads Relating to the Twelve Peers of France Mentioned in Don Quixote, 1

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... ev'ry quarter spreading, Far and near o'errun the land; To renowu'd St. George's honor Was proclaim'd a royal fete, Held in Arragon, the patron Of its fair, illustrious state; l! 'a'! I I Hacela el Emperador, Porque tamliien le ha ayudado: Manda llamar a los grandes Quantos tiene a su mandado. Que cada uno viniesse Segun fuesse su estado; Alli vino Oliveros, Y Roldan el esforzado. Que de atavios, y galas Este era el mas senelado; Tambien Bettran Salazar Con su pompa y su estado. Y vinieron Don Estolfo, . Y Don Salino su hermano, Y vinieron tantos grandes, Que es impossible contallo, Quando todos fueron juntos La fiesta se ha celebrado; Nunca vino Don Reynaldos, Que en Montalvan no se hallado. Quando el falso Galalon Deste fue certificado, Fuesse al Emperador Con un rostro mesurado, Arrodillose a sus pies, Desta suerte le ha hablado, Whose strong arms in war prevailing, Help'd to win the glorious day: All his Peers the Emperor summon'd, All that own'd his royal sway. Each to come in courtly splendor, As his fair estate allow'd; Oliveros and Orlando First before his presence bow'd. In high pomp and costly grandeur Never fete did so exceed: Bertram Salazar was present, Fam'd for many a martial deed. 4 Count Estolfo, and his brother Valiant Count Salino, came; And so many Peers and Nobles, More than any tongue could name. Thus the gallant Peers assembling, To the Emperor's court repair; But Rinaldo of Montalban Bow'd not with his fellows there. This false Galalon perceiving, To the Emperor's footstool went; And, with looks of serious import, On his knees deceitful bent; O senor Emperador, Dios te prospere tu estado, Y te...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754425
  • 9781236754424