Mano; A Poetical History Of The Time Of The Close Of The Tenth Century Concerning The Adventures Of…

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byRichard Watson Dixon

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MANO A POETICAL HISTORY. BOOK I. I.--WHAT MOVED FERGANT TO WRITE. T FERGANT, living now my latest days, .*- 5 Gerbert's disciple once, but long a monk Of Sant Evreult, for that in many ways I have beheld God's strokes upon the trunk Of rotten trees: and seen the cedars tall Fall on the hills, because the earth has shrunk From nourishing, herself washed down by fall Of pelting rains, and crumbled by the sun, So that no state may be perpetual: And knowing how things dwindle one by one To him who clings to this world's misery Some longer while, ere to the grave he run: I, looking soon for that; and since that I B Have seen some things that shall not happen twice, And days return not that be once gone by: And for the cause that many calumnies Concerning my great Master now be spread, Gerbert the Pope, that doctor high and wise; And of the fate which took him from our head, And of his arts, his magic spells and songs, Because that many things be lewdly said: And likewise of Sir Mano and his wrongs, (Who was the friend of Gerbert at the first) Because that many move their evil tongues; For this,--well knowing how they long conversed In love, till anger rose betwixt them twain, And by what angry cause their love was cursed: I, Fergant, now begin this work of pain, To vindicate their glory from all foes, And set the truth in order clear and plain. Nor less in duteous memory of those Who loved my famous master or his friend Tell I that history, which I marked so close. All things shall be recounted, if God send Strength to this heart, and still with life upstay The hand that writes, until it reach the end. And partly I my master's mind obey, Who charged me still to hold his memory dear: Which I refuse not, though, the truth to say, Some acts in him of doubtful p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MANO A POETICAL HISTORY. BOOK I. I.--WHAT MOVED FERGANT TO WRITE. T FERGANT, living now my latest days, .*- 5 Gerbert's disc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217506720

ISBN - 13:9780217506724

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