The Land We Love Volume 1

The Land We Love Volume 1

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... day, And other names that live in fame's report, Sir Taulas, faitours ever fain to slay, Sir Lionel-and Helias the White, Brunor and Rochemont foremost in the fight. Long while he staid a guest at Camelot, A pleasing sight to Arthur's eye, and dear To him, because there seemed in him no spot Upon the honour which a knight should wear. But unto man there is no changeless lot, And calumny to worth is ever near: -There came a time, when Tristrem found no glance But one of coldness meet his frank advance. One morn at early dawning of the day He rose before the birds began to sing, As was with Arthur's knights the wonted way, His true and loyal greeting to the king Prompt in courteous mood as dues to pay, For fashions such as these to courts must cling: But only with averse and cold regard The king gave token of his having heard. And through that day, which seemed a day too long, At feast, at council, and in hunting-field, If few there were, or if there were a throng, The Prince's face to merriment was steeled, And frowned on him, as Arthur frowned on wrong: Some wound in trust which needed to be healed Was manifest in ev'ry look he sent, Though few knew then what these suspicions meant. But Tristrem, though it made him sad to see Such mistrust in a man he loved so well, Was of a princely line too proud and free To woo a hand so ready to repel, Or ask the cause of such discourtesy, When from king's grace so suddenly he fell. Ere darkness closed upon the face of day, He sought his steed and grimly rode away. Had he but deigned to seek to learn the cause Of Arthur's coldness to a once-dear knight, He might have made for Arthur's sake a pause, And on some unseen wiles have shed a light, M7hich would have saved the kingdom many flaws By bringing falsehood..show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654904X
  • 9781236549044