Old Song and New

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byMargaret Junkin Preston

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE LADY HILDEGARDE'S WEDDING. "I Dare not doubt his word,"--she said, With steadfast voice and clear; "For sure as knight did ever plight True faith, he will be here. "He sware it on this crested ring, That by our Lord's dear leave, He'd wed me here at Lyndismere, This blessed Christmas Eve." --Sir Walter dallied with his blade, And his steel eyne grew wroth: "Nay sweetheart, see!--it cannot be: Thy knight hath broke his troth." Out spake the Lady Hildegarde With grieved, reproachful air: "None other may such slander say,-- My father only dare! "My bower-maids all await my call, My bridesmen will be here; And merry throngs with wedding songs Shall bide at Lyndismere." "Now out upon thee!--simple lass!' With heat Sir Walter cried; "To-morrow e'en, with seas between, How can'st thou be a bride? "The Nether-land is far o'erseas, And angry storms may roar; Or war may send (which Heaven forfend!) Tidings to vex thee sore. "Forbear, until the galliot drop Anchor at Maiden-head, To fix the day, and yea or. nay, Proclaim thou wilt be wed. "Let the old Hall ring loud and high With roistering Twelfth-night cheer; THE LADY HILDEGARDE'S WEDDING. "1 Bring holly-glow and mistletoe To garland Lyndismere. "Let frolic mummers don their masks, Let morris-dancers come And reel and sing in jocund ring, With rebeck, pipe and drum. "Of capons, boar's-head, nut-brown ale, Let liberal store be shown; And wassail-shout shall make the bout The merriest ever known. "The jesters with their bells shall plot All mirth-provoking pranks: So . . . let me sue;--forget Sir Hugh, And take thy father's thanks!" She heard, the Lady Hildegarde, With firm, unflinching eye; Then forth she stepped and onward swept, Disdainful of reply. --The snows lay deep round Lyndismere, But generous fires blazed fr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE LADY HILDEGARDE'S WEDDING. "I Dare not doubt his word,"--she said, With steadfast voice and clear; "For sure as knight did ever p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217243991

ISBN - 13:9780217243995

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