Ballad Romances by Richard H. HorneBallad Romances by Richard H. Horne

Ballad Romances

byRichard H. Horne

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1846 Excerpt: ... THE NOBLE HEART. "Being from Bohemia's woods and bowers Chaplets, wreaths, and odorous flowers; Ivy rock-grown in soft rains, The purple crocus from the plains, Scented sprigs o' the dark green fir Fresh from the sparkling mountain air With lilies white and azure bells Cull'd in the deep Moravian dells; But, oh! from Love's own garden sweet, Strew roses round the happy feet, And weave in garlands for the bed Of Hulda, who this day shall wed Sir Ludolf, knight of Sonnenfels." Sir Ludolf is the valiant knight Whose sword is only for the right, And ever in the van hath he Fought for his country's barest tree, Whene'er encroachment waved a lance, And 'gainst all insult, threat, mischance, Or falling-off allegiance; But never hath his banner flamed Across the field by conscience blamed, To win domains or mere renown Of blood-stained Glory's empty crown. He is a well-proved noble knight, Equal in virtue and in might. Hulda, the Sweet One, loved him well, As olden legends simply tell, And her young heart would ever rise Whene'er Sir Ludolf met her eyes, And when his valiant deeds and name Were sung at feasts or festive game; Yet midst the blazon of fame's scroll, She honoured more his inward soul, Feeling that something unexpress'd, Was greater in his manly breast. Wolfram of Lindenforst, her sire, Consenting to their love's desire, Proud of Sir Ludolf's broad domain, And also of his knightly fame, Worthy he deem'd of the great dower Of Lindenforst--fields, woods, and tower--Hath fix'd his daughter's bridal day; And now 'midst wreaths and chaplets gay, With lingering, tender pauses long, Unto the altar moves the throng, Singing the choral marriage song. Gazing on flowers before her feet, With cheek as fresh and smile as sweet, Yet with a thoughtful tenderness Whic...
Title:Ballad RomancesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217337716

ISBN - 13:9780217337717