Edevy and Edilda, a Tale in 5 Parts

Edevy and Edilda, a Tale in 5 Parts

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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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...and hair: And while he wip'd the clotted gore, Almost expir'd with fear! Lest underneath some deadly gash Should suddenly appear. But though full many a ruthless bruise And bleeding scratch he found; His heart was comforted to learn There was no mortal wound. With sweet confusion, fear, and love; The blushing Beauty lay, And seem'd on Edwys panting breast To sigh her soul away. And while he gently sooth'd her soul, O! would to God," she said, "That Edwy was of noble birth, "Or I some lowly maid! "O! would to God this throbbing heart "Its gratitude could prove, "And show it values not the world "Compar'd with Edwy's love!" Just as the words escap'd her lips, From out a thicket by, The haughty Edbald fiercely rum'd With peril in his eye. "Die, base-born slave!" he scornful cry'd, "Who dar st exalt thine eyes "To what the monarchs of the earth "Might deem a noble prize!" Then at the Youth, surpris'd, unarm'd, His spear he basely push'd; But miss'd his aim, while on his throat The nimble Edwy rush'd. Quick with a strenuous griping hand He wrench'd the spear away, Then spurn d him back, and at his feet The furious Edbald lay. And while with scorn above his head He shook the glittering spear; "Proud Lord," he cried, "my arm ere this "Has laid thee prostrate there. "Nay, as a voucher for the deed, "Behold this valued sword! "So shall not mine, like thine, appear "An empty vaunter s word." But now Edildds piercing shrieks, Had echoed through the wood, And met her noble Father's ear, Who fast the sounds pursu'd. Fast he the thrilling sounds pursue! With anguish in his breast, For by her cries he knew the maid Full sorely was...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841069
  • 9781236841063