Publications Volume 30

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...The Bishop told him every thing 'cause he ado did make. "If this be all," the Shepherd said, "the same I'le undertake. "You know that we are very like in person, speech and face, Let me put on your Robes of State, I'le execute the place. Your trains of gallants to the Court must bear me company, And if I do not tell these things, instead of you I'le dye." 56 The time being come, next day he went to see his Majesty, Who presently was entertaiu'd with courtlike courtesie. "Now, welcome, Bishop," (quoth the King) " can you resolve me true? And if you cannot," he did say, " I know what I must do." "Unto your Grace's question, the first, I answer make: Let any man ascend the sky, and the Sun's chariot take, In twenty and four hours' time, about the world may ride, The which is but one day and night, this journey to abide." 64 "Thou sayest true" (then said the King), "unto the second then." "Now unto that" (the Shepherd said), " I answer thus agen; The King of Kings, our Saviour Christ, for thirty pence was sold, I under-value you by far, for all your Crown of gold." Then said the King, " Bishop, 'tis right, what thou hast said before; Now tell me truly what I think, and I will ask no more." "You think that I the Bishop am," the Shepherd then did say: "Why so I think," then quoth the King, "in spight of all says nay." 72 "You have contest I told your thought, an't like your Majesty, Although I weare the Bishop's robe, a Shepherd poor am I: One father and one mother both we had, and brethren are, And for to please your Boyal Grace my brother had a care. "He now lies sick neer unto death, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904427
  • 9781236904423