Excerpt: ...is devoured--shorn barren and bare. Parson Sir Prudence, open your gate! Travelling students your welcome await! Makest not thy oven free, miserly owl, We'll haul thee to Coventry straight by the cowl. Pull off your breeches, the shoes from your feet, Hang them like fitches out here in the street; He who would own it and do us a hurt, He must atone it in stockings and shirt. Parson Sir Prudence, open your tower! Travelling students your bars will o'erpower! Ho, ho, heiadihoh! Avoy, avoy, alez avanz! Alsus also, alsus alsus also! Ho ho heiadihoh, hoh, ho, ho! THE CLOISTER CELLAR MASTER'S SUMMER MORNING SONG. Hu weh! mir ist des Tages bang! Tret ich hinaus in den schweigenden Bergwald Den kaum das erste Fruhlicht erhellet, Wehe! noch lagert die Hitze von Gestern Ueber versengtetn Moos und Gestrauch. Ah me! what a dull day it is! If I go out in the wood on the mountain When the tops shine in the earliest sunlight, Ah! there still lingers the dry heat of yestern On the singed mosses and withering shrubs, And all around me come m/idges by thousands, Stinging and bold, As if the hot sun were sprinkling in sparkles. Wide gaping crevices split the earth round us; Grass dries to hay before they can mow it, And in the air sweeps Dust . Ah me! what a dull day it is! If I seek by the trunk of the giant-grown beech-tree A cool place to sit on the rough-hewn stone bench, Where by the eight-cornered slab of the table The brethren merrily rest in the forest, Ah! there the stone rays a heat that is horrible, Cannot endure me! All because I, when just seated, so nimbly Jumped in a hurry. Grasshoppers sit, sound asleep, by the road-side Quiet as can be. Dull . Ah me! what a dull day it is! These are the times, hey, when people and cattle Are scorching red-hot like the irons in a smithy! Pour on them drops or long floods of cold water, All would be swallowed and nothing be quenched. Ah!--hey!--the matin bell still is a-ringing, And I'm seized with a powerful yearning...
- Paperback | 24 pages
- 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- Illustrations, black and white