The Songs and Ballads of Uhland

The Songs and Ballads of Uhland

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...goldsmith too, good day! Make me a costly circlet To deck my bride's dark hair." And when the circlet fair was wrought And gleamed with many a charm, Then Helen, lost in mournful thought, Within her lonely chamber 'Gan hang it round her arm. "Ah! wondrous glad the bride will be That shall this circlet wear! Ah! would the knight but send to me A fragrant wreath of roses, My bliss were past compare!" Again the knight doth thither wend, The circlet fair he eyed; "Make me, I pray, my worthy friend, A ring with diamonds studded, To deck my lovely bride." And when the ring was richly wrought, Set round with diamonds rare; Through it the maid, in mournful thought, Within her lonely chamber Half thrust her finger fair. "Ah! wondrous glad the bride-will be That soon this ring shall wear; Ah! would the knight but send to me Of his hair one little ringlet, My joy were past compare!" Again the knight doth thither wend, The ring he closely eyed; "Right well hast thou, my worthy friend, Made both these pretty presents To deck my lovely bride. But now, their due effect to see, Sweet maiden, grant my prayer! Let me, I pray, behold on thee My loved one's bridal presents; Her form, like thine, is fair." 'Twas early on a Sunday morn--Hence was the beauteous maid In garments but on Sunday worn When churchward folks are wending, With special care arrayed. Before the knight behold her stand With modest downcast look; He placed on her the golden band; Then, drawing on her finger The ring, her hand he took. "O Helen sweet, O Helen fair, The jest is now out-played; Thou art the bride of beauty rare, For whom the golden circlet--For whom the ring was made! 'Mid pearls, and glittering gems, and gold Thy life did first...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593219
  • 9781236593214