Fritiof's Saga; A Legend of the North

Fritiof's Saga; A Legend of the North

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... Now I'll enjoy each young hour as it passes!'--FRITHIOF. 'Yet, by hard ice we are hunted on land; See! round our keel the big waves lie all lifeless. Winter I waste not, the long and the strifeless, Here 'mong the rocks of a desolate strand. Yule shall again in the Northland delight me, Guesting with Ring and the Bride that he stole. Yes! I'll again view those locks streaming brightly, Tones still so lov'd shall yet speak to my soul!'--BJORN. 'Good! Hint no longer. Revenge is our duty; RING skall acknowledge a Viking's is dire. Sudden, at midnight, his Palace we'll fire, First burn the' old Warrior, then ravish the Beauty. Haply it chances, in Vikinga-wise, Isle-duel worthy the Chieftain thou deemest; Or, Thou mayst challenge to Host-fight on ice; Say!--I'm prepar'd for whatever Thou schemest.!'--FRITHIOF. 'Arson, oh name not! and think not of war: Peaceful I go. The good King has not wrong'd me; She too, is guiltless.--Yes! Gods avenge strongly--I their insulter--the crimes they abhor. Little on Earth may I hope. There remaineth Now but to part from the Bride I hold dear: --Part, ah! for aye.--When soft Spring again reigneth, Then, if not sooner, I haste to thee here.' BJORN. 'frithiof, I cannot excuse, Man! Thy madness.--What! for a Woman lament so sore! Women, good lack! the whole Earth swarm o'er; Thousands, one gone, will soon hanish thy sadness. Quick, if Thou wilt, where the South Sun glows Cargoes I'll bring of such wares, more than others Gentle as lambs and as red as the rose, --Then draw we lots, or divide them like Brothers!'--FRITHIOF. 'bjorn! Thou art open and glad, like as Frey; Boldness in fight, skill in counsel, thou showest; ODEN and THOR both together Thou knowest; FREJA, the Heav'nly, Thou dost not obey. Speak we not now of...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621565
  • 9781236621566