The Three Tales of the Three Priests of Peelbes; With Illus. & Copious Notes

The Three Tales of the Three Priests of Peelbes; With Illus. & Copious Notes

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...defence, So just he is in all and downright conscience. And all things in this weary world that I have long called right, Are not ev'n worth an egg in value in his honest sight; And those things that I make my liking, likewise too my ease, To him always are neither sport, nor do the king ev'n please; And these things, then, which bring to me much joy and great galore, All fantasies are judged, brought before. And thus the King bears me no love, and is against his ways, when to the King are me ever, And well I wit, on this account, that he has loved me never. For me he has no like nor love, nor aught desire for me, Nor can I boast the like for him until the day I dee. So, added to what I have told, wherefore make any mair: I come not to the King with you, and this I now declare; And now that you are 'neath a cloud, and under this arrest, For thee, in faith, I must maintain, I have but little zest; For me, I trow, that due to this, thou hast but little mind Pass on thy way forthwith, and then--seek out another friend." And now our disappointed man sair mourning is in mind, And saith, right dolefully, "Alas, my friend is too unkind; To whom when rich I gladly was support and ev'n supplie, And now, alas, that times are changed the contrary I see." Away he went then sadly-wise, declaring in words wild--"I grant by God, by this mischance, that I am all beguiled." His Application to the Second Friend. Unto his other Friend, the man, Whom formerly he loved as well's his own life he did then, And said, "Lo! Friend, I come to thee, the King has sent for me, And with the mandate comes his man, and bids me that I be At him in haste, without delay, and come soon at his call; And to him...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933540
  • 9781236933546