Poetical Works Volume 5: Christus: a mystery

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Who arrived here just before the rain. There is with him a damsel fair to see, As slender and graceful as a reed! When she alighted from her steed, It seemed like a blossom blown from a tree. FRIAR CUTHBERT' None of your pale-faced girls for me!. None of your damsels of high degree! FRIAR JOHN Come, old fellow, drink down to your peg! But do not drink any further, I beg! Friar Paul (sings) In the days of gold, The days of old, Crosier of wood And bishop of gold! 1 For the reading of this portion of the scene in the first edition, see fost, page 542. FRIAR CUTHBERT What an infernal racket and riot! Can you not drink your wine in quiet? Why fill the convent with such scandals, As if we were so many drunken Vandals? FRIAR PAUL (continues) Now we have changed That law so good To crosier of gold And bishop of wood! FRIAR CUTHBERT Well, then, since you are in the mood To give your noisy humors vent, Sing and howl to your heart's content! CHORUS OF MONKS Funde vinum, funde! Tanquam sint fluminis undae, Nee quaeras unde, Sed fundas semper abunde! FRIAR JOHN What is the name of yonder friar, With an eye that glows like a coal of fire, And such a black mass of tangled hair? FRIAR PAUL He who is sitting there, With a rollicking, Devil may care, Free and easy look and air, As if he were used to such feasting and frolicking? FRIAR JOHN The same. FRIAR PAUL He 's a stranger. You had better ask his name, And where he is going, and whence he came. FRIAR JOHN Hallo! Sir Friar! FRIAR PAUL You must raise your voice a little higher, He does not seem to hear what you say. Now, try again! He is looking this way. FRIAR JOHN Hallo! Sir Friar! We wish to inquire Whence you came, and where you are going, And anything else that is worth the knowing. So be so good...

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Who arrived here just before the rain. There is with him a damsel fair to see, As slender and graceful as a ree...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217975526

ISBN - 13:9780217975520

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