Romantic Ballads, Tr. from the Danish; And Miscellaneous Pieces

Romantic Ballads, Tr. from the Danish; And Miscellaneous Pieces

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...every one. Look out, look out, Svend Vonved. THE TOURNAMENT. FROM THE OLD DANISH. This is one of those Ballads which, from the days of Arild, have been much sung in Denmark: we find in it the names and bearings of most of those renowned heroes, who are mentioned separately in other poems. It divides itself into two parts;--the first, which treats of the warrior's bearings, has a great resemblance to the 178th chapter of the Vilkina Saga, as likewise has the last part, wherein the Duel is described, to the 180th and 181st chapters of the same. I cannot here forbear quoting and translating what Anders Sorensen Vedel, the good old Editor of the first Edition of the Kiaempe Viser, which appeared in 1591, says concerning the apparently superhuman performances of the heroes therein celebrated. " Hvad ellers Kiaempernes Storlemhed Styrke og anden Vilkaar berbrer, som overgaaer de Menneskers der nu leve deres Vaext og Kraft, det Stykke kan ikke her noksom nu forhandles, men skal i den Danske Krbnikes tredie Bog videligere omtales. Thi det jo i Sandhed befindes og bevises af adskillige Documentor og Kundskab, at disse gamle Heilede, som de kaldes, have levet fast laenger, og vaeret mandeligere stbrre staerkere og hbiere end den gemene Mand er, som nu lever paa denne Dag." " That part which relates to these Warriors' size, strength, or other qualities, so far surpassing the stature and powers of the men who now exist, cannot be here sufficiently treated upon, but shall be further discussed in the third Book of the Danish Chronicles: for, in truth, it is discovered and proved from various documents and sources, that these old heroes, as they are called, lived much longer, and were manlier, stouter, stronger, and taller, than manshow more

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