Metrical Romances of the 13. 14. and 15. Centuries; Richard Coeur de Lion. the Lyfe of Ipomydon. Amis and Amiloun Volume 2

Metrical Romances of the 13. 14. and 15. Centuries; Richard Coeur de Lion. the Lyfe of Ipomydon. Amis and Amiloun Volume 2

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...And smot, upon hys destrere. The Sarezynes, with misaventoure, Fled up into the heyeste toure, And many off hem stode withoute, And foughten faste in gret doute. Agayn the erl, Sere Robard, They gone many a dynt ful hard: Many an helme was ther olf-wevyd, And many a bacynet with the hevyd; Scheeldes fele schorn in two, Many stedes stekyd alsoo. Robert Tourneham, with hys fawchoun, Ther he crakyd many a crown. The Long-espay, the Erle of Rychemond, Wolde spare non hethene hound. Among hem come Kyng Richard, To fyghte weel no thyng he spard. Many on, in a lytyl stounde, Vith hys ax he felde to grounde. Al on foote they gan fyghte. Whenne the Sarezynes hadden syghte, Non ther durst abyde hys dent. They wente quyk, withouten fable, And slowgh her stedes in the stable; The fayreste destreres and stedes, That myght bere knyghtes in ony nedes: _ Whete and flour, fiesch and lardere, Al togedyr they sette on fere. They hadde lever to don soo, Than with her vytayles helpe her foo. By the brekyng Richard aspyde, And slowgh down ryght, on ilke a syde, Off thoo that he myght ovyrtake, Myght he non amendes make. They gunne asayle the heye tour, With wyghte men off gret valonr. The Sarezynes, in the tour on hygh, Seygh her endyng day was nygb. Wylde fyr swythe, in haste, Among the Crystene men they caste. ' That fyr fieygh about so smerte, That many Crystene men it herte. They myght nought long suffre that thrawe, Anon they gunnen hem withdraw. A myle fro Daroun-castel, They caste abrode many fyr barel, So that, withinne a lytyl space, Thorwgh the help olf Goddys grace, 6100 6110 6120 The castel become on a fyr al, Fro the tour to the outermeste wal. Her houses brende and her hurdys; Gret smok ther aros, I wis. The Sarezynes, in the heye tour, Were in...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538293
  • 9781236538291