Gaston de Blondeville (Cont.) St. Alban's Abbey

Gaston de Blondeville (Cont.) St. Alban's Abbey

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...rout, That Richard's overthrow seemed near; But who 'gainst secret aid is sure? What force 'gainst treachery may endure? i XXXIII. O'er beds of peaceful flowers he came, The Knight who flew to Richard's need, With helm and shield on barbed steed; Onward he pressed, at utmost speed, Glared on his lance the red war-flame, Knights and spearmen fast succeed. On full six hundred helms appeared His badge in gold or silver wrought--A rampant bear, with staff uprear'd, And this the boastful tale it told---" He wins whom I uphold!" Fierce was the trumpet's blast--the war-cry burst; "A Warwick! a 'Warwick! Warwick is here!" In Holywell road he was the first Where valiant De Clifford kept barrier. Though grey his locks in his cap of steel, Yet a hero's fire glowed in his eye, His spirit glowed for his country's weal; "In Henry's cause may I live or die!" xxxrv. " My Lord De Clifford, Warwick's foe! Warwick calls on you now to show, Why meet'st thou not the RAGGED STAFF? The Bear would fain thy life-blood quafl." Hast thou forgot thy daring taunt, That thou through life my steps would'st haunt? My Lord De Clifford! here am I, Avouch thy boast, or it deny!" Soon as his voice De Clifford heard, No halt made he for taunting word, But cheered the knights of his command, And rushed to meet him hand to hand. Strong as Disdain his well-nerved arm, Loyal his heart, all true and warm, ' He sprang to meet his mighty foe; " Who vainly boasts let this day show l" Where was his son at this dread hour, When Rage and Hatred o'er him lour? He fights not in his father's band _; Afar he holds some high command....show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965876
  • 9781236965875