Popular Ballads and Legendary Tales, Selected from the Most Eminent Writers, Ancient and Modern

Popular Ballads and Legendary Tales, Selected from the Most Eminent Writers, Ancient and Modern

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...unsheath'd his Arran hrand. ALONZO THE BRAVE AND FAIR l'MOGINE A WARRIoR so hold and a virgin so hright, Convers'd as they sat on the green They gaz'd on each other with tend Alonzo the Brave, was the name of The Maid's was the Fair lmogine. er delight; the Knight-Some other will court you, and you will hestow On a wealthier suitor your hand!" For, if you he living, or if you he dead, I swear hy the Virgin, that none in your steed Shall hushand of lmogine he. If e'er I, hy lust or hy wealth led aside, Forget my Alonzo the hrave, God grant that, to punish my falseho Your ghost at the marriage may sit h May tax me with perjury, claim me And hear me away to the grave!" od and pride, y my side, as hride, To Palestine hasten 'd the hero so hold;. His love she lamented him sore: But scarce had a twelvemonth elaps'd, when, hehold! A Baron, all cover'd with jewels and gold, Arriv'd at fair lmogine's door. His treasures his presents, his spacious domain, Soon made her untrue to her vows; He dazzled her eyes, he hewilder'd her hrain! He caught her aflbctions so light and so vain, And carry'd her home as his spouse! And now had the marriage heen hlest hy the priest; The revelry now was hegun! The tahles they groan'd with the weight of the feast, Nor yet had-the laughter and merriment ceas'd, When_the hell at the castle toll'd--one. His presence all hosoms appear'd to dismay; The guests sat in silence and fear; At length spake the hride, while she trembled, " I pray, Sir Kni ht, that your helmet aside you would lay, And eign to partake of our cheer!" All present then utter'd a terrifi'd shout, All turn'd with...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795318
  • 9781236795311