Homer, and Other Papers

Homer, and Other Papers

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...gret speris war, Swa spaynyt aris, that men mycht se Full oft the hyde leve on the tre. For all war doand, knycht and knawe; Wes nane that euir disport mycht have Fra steryng, and fra rowyng, To furthyr thaim off thar fleting." You see them there--brave, square-fisted fellows--rising from the benches astern they back the oars, with eager faces scanning them from the near shores, as they pull through the narrows. Lennox, lagging behind, is chased by traitors and nearly taken. Everything except their arms must be thrown overboard. " As he deuisyt thai have done; And thar schip thai lychtyt sone: And rowyt syne, with all thar mycht; And scho, that swa wes maid lycht, Raykyt slidand throw the se." Gantire and Dunaverty are reached in safety, but the king has learned to put confidence in no man, "till that he knew him wtraly." S0 they push on for Rachrin, through a current as nasty as the Race of Brittany, which Barbour had sailed on. " Quhen thai war boune, to saile thai went: The wynd wes wele to thar talent. Thai raysyt saile, and furth thai far; And by the mole thai passyt zar, And entryt sone in-to the rase, Quhar that the strem sa sturdy was, That wawys wyd that brekand war Weltryt as hillys her and thar. The schippys our the wawys slayd, For wynd at poynt blawand thai had. Bot nocht-for-thi quha had thar bene, A gret stertling he mycht haiff seyne Off schippys; for quhilum sum wald be Rycht on the wawys (summite); And sum wald slyd fra heycht to law, Rycht as thai doune till hell wald draw; Syne on the waw stert sodanly. And othir schippys, that war thar-by, Deliuerly drew to the depe. It wes gret cunnannes to kep Thar takill in-till sic a thrang, And wyth sic wawis; for, ay amang, The wawys reft thar...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688938X
  • 9781236889386