Frithiof's Saga by Esaias TegnérFrithiof's Saga by Esaias Tegnér

Frithiof's Saga

byEsaias Tegnér

Paperback | July 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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... Helge's magic vessel Rise on the gory wave. Heyd and Ham no longer Now bewitch the ocean; Full bitter is the biting Of the purple steel." At once the storm-wind, leaving The ocean calm and clear, Still wafteth on its heaving The ship to islands near. And, all at once, the sun appearing, Like a monarch in his hall, New life and new delights seems bearing To ship and wave, to hill and vale; His silent radiance crowneth high The lofty cliff, the forest's bound: And all rejoicingly descry The grassy shores of Ef jesund. " Pale Ingeborg's entreaties Have risen to Valhalla,--Her knees my lily bended Before the golden shrine. The tears in her eyes so lovely, The sighs of her swan-like bosom, Have touched the hearts of immortals: Now let us give them thanks." But Ellida's prow Hath stricken with such force, That slow she crawleth now, A-weary of her course. Weary, too, with dangerous sailing Now are Frithiof's comrades bold, E'en the swords they lean on, failing Feeble forms erect to hold. On sturdy shoulders Bjb'rn doth ferry Four from Ellida to the land; But mighty Frithiof eight doth carry Down to the fire upon the strand. " Blush not, pale companions, Waves are sturdy Vikings, And bitter 'tis to battle With the ocean maids. See, the mead-horn cometh, On feet of gold it circleth; Our limbs benumbed we'll warm again With skoal for Ingeborg." XI. FRITHIOF WITH ANGANTYR. NOW also ye the tale shall hear How, with his vassals all, Drank joyfully Yarl Angantyr, In the fir-wood fashioned hall. In mirth and gladness sitting, he The blue waves looked upon, As down the sun sank in the sea, Like to a golden swan. In the deep bow of the window wide Old Halvar, keeping ward, With one eye viewed the spreading tide, With one his mead did guard. A habit strange the...
Title:Frithiof's SagaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217215599

ISBN - 13:9780217215596