Lays of France. Founded on the Lays of Marie [De France]

Lays of France. Founded on the Lays of Marie [De France]

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...striving mid a throng Of dismal fears and thought of foes Innumerable, and distant woes Already being wrought perhaps, --Forefeeling through the doubtful lapse The bitterness of many days, --She fell a-swooned; and, in all ways Of sorrow, passed from thought to thought, Despairing of all good; nor sought Too much to turn him from the will To do that bitter thing; for still She knew he loved her, and not vain Could be his deed, while he had pain As much as hers at heart for it. So all that eve they twain did sit Together, losing not a space; Each gazing on the other's face, To fill each other's heart right well With treasure of its love, a spell Against long parting and all crime Of falseness through the bitter time. Full many a vow she had of him That evening in the twilight dim, That, in what lands or with what men His fate were, all his joy, as then, Should be in holding her most fair And thought of soon returning there. Natheless, upon the morrow morn There was a blowing of the horn All round about that castle grey; Not later than the first of day That came up from the hills behind All cheerless; while the chill new wind Fretted between the sea and shore, And pale lights changing more and more The dim land and the grey cold sea Gleamed on fair warriors who should be Embarked in that day's enterprise; And all men were not slow to rise And get them forth to see the start, Grieving or envying at heart. So Eliduc, with warriors ten, f His most beloved, well-chosen men And tried, his friends in many a fight, Stood by the ship in the pale light; And ere the halo from the day Was fallen, or the misty spray Gleamed wholly silver in the sun, Their hardy voyage was begun. Fair is the south of England's isle: There the sun maketh a full smile On broad...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661532
  • 9781236661531