The Complete Works in Verse and Prose Volume 7

The Complete Works in Verse and Prose Volume 7

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... steely brand So sore, that to his saddle bow thereby He bowed low, and so a while did lie: And sure had not his masfie yron mace Betwixt him and his hurt bene happily, It would haue clest him to the girding place, 390 Yet as it was, it did astonish him long space. But when he to himselse returnd againe, All sull os rage he gan to curse and sweare, And vow by Mahoune that he should be slaine. With that his murdrous mace he vp did reare, That seemed nought the souse thereos could beare, And therewith smote at him with all his might. But ere that it to him approched neare, The royall child with readie quicke soresight, Did shun the proose thereos and it auoyded light. 400 But ere his hand he could recure againe, To ward his bodie srom the balesull stound, He smote at him with all his might and maine, So suriously, that ere he wist, he sound His / head besore him tombling on the ground. The whiles his babling tongue did yet blaspheme And curse his God, that did him so consound; The whiles his lise ran soorth in bloudie streame, His soule descended downe into the Stygian reame. Which when that Squire beheld, he woxe sull glad 410 To see his soe breath out his spright in vaine: But that same dwarse right sorie seem'd and sad, And howld aloud to see his Lord there slaine, And rent his haire and scratcht his sace sor paine. Then gan the Prince at leasure to inquire Os all the accident, there hapned plaine, And what he was, whose eyes did slame with fire; All which was thus to him declared by that Squire. This mightie man (quoth he) whom you haue slaine, Os an huge Geauntesse whylome was bred; 420 And by his strength rule to himselse did gaine Os many Nations into thraldome led, And mightie kingdomes os his sorce adred; Whom yet he conquer'd not...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990455
  • 9781236990457