The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton; The Rowley Poems

The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton; The Rowley Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...90 Such was the dire confusion of each wight, That rose from sleep and loathsome power of wine; They thought the foe by treachery in the night Had broke their camp and gotten past the line; Now here, now there, the burnished shields and bill-spear shine; Throughout the camp a wild confusion spread; Each braced his armlace siker ne desygne; The crested helmet nodded on the head; Some caught a clarion, and an onset wound, King Harold heard the charge, and wondered at the sound. 100 Thus Leofwine: O women, cased in steel! Was it for this Norwegia s stubborn seed Through the black armour did the anlace feel, And ribs of solid brass were made to bleed, Whilst yet the world was wondering at the deed? You soldiers, that should stand with bill in hand, Get full of wine, devoid of any rede. Oh, shame! Oh, dire dishonour to the land! He said, and shame on every visage spread; None saw the earles face, but, wakened, hung their head. 110 Thus he: Rouse ye, and form the body tight, The Kentishmen in front, for strength renowned, Next, the Bristolians dare the bloody fight, And last, the numerous crew shall press the ground. I and my king be with the Kenters found, Bythric and Alfwold head the Bristol band, And Bertram s son, the man of glorious wound, Led in the rear the menged of the land; And let the Londoners and Sussers ply By Hereward s memuine, and the light skirts annoy . I20 He said; and as a pack of hounds belent, When that the tracking of the hare is gone, If one perchance shall hit upon the scent, With twice redoubled fire the alans run; So stirred the valiant Saxons every one; Soon, linked man to man, the champions stood. To tone for their bewrate so soon twas done, And lifted bills...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590643
  • 9781236590640