La Chanson de Roland

La Chanson de Roland

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... del Pin he cleaves in half With twenty-four among the bravest foes. Never was man so bent'upon revenge. As run wild deer before the chasing hounds, Before Rolland the Pagans flee.--" Well done!" The Archbishop cries, "Such valor a true Knight "Should have, when mounted, armed, on his good steed! "Else, not four deniers is he worth: a monk "In cloister should he be, and spend his life "In praying for our sins!...." Strike," said Rolland, "No quarter!"--At the word the French renew The aombat.... yet the Christian loss was great. CXLIV. When soldiers on the battle-field expect No quarter--desperate they fight; and thus The French, like lions, fiercely stand at bay. Like a true baron King Marsile rides forth Upon his steed Gaignon, and spurs him on Against Bevum, of Belne and Digun lord, His buckler cleaves, his hauberk with a blow Shatters, and lays him dead upon the field. Then fall beneath the Pagan King, Ivoire And Ivun; then Gerard de Roussillon.--The Count Rolland is nigh and cries aloud: "God give damnation unto thee who thus "So foully slay'st my friends! But ere we part, "Dearly shalt thou abye it, and to-day "Shalt learn the name my good sword bears."--He strikes The King a true Knight's stroke, and his right hand Lops at the wrist; then Turfaleu the fair, Marsile's own son, beheads. The Pagans say: "Aid us, Mahuni! Avenge us, Gods of ours, "On Carle, who brought such villains to our. land, "As rather than depart will die."--And each To each cries: "Let us fly!"--Upon the word, A hundred thousand turn in sudden flight. Whoever calls them, ne'er will they return. Aoi. CXLV. Alas, it not avails! If Marsile flies, His uncle Marganice...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236556690
  • 9781236556691