Sigurd; A Poem

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byArthur Peterson

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... Ill THE BANQUET (Including Sigurd's Narrative) I The feast is on in Gunter's banquet hall, And up and down the vast interior (A parallelogram in shape, whose length Extends three times its breadth) reigns, everywhere, The merry wassail of the olden time. II Upraised upon a dais, at one end Of the great hall, the table of the king Athwart-ships ran, stretching from side to side. Here sat, apart from the wild feast below, Yet of it; seeing all, by all beheld; Gunter, his household and his guests of rank:--Ursula, his mother, the queen dowager; The fair Gudrun, his sister golden-haired, And many a lovely damsel of the bower; Gernot and Giselher, his brothers twain; Hagen, the captain of his men-at-arms; And others, kin or in authority: And here, the guest of honor, seen of all, Upon the king's right hand Earl Sigurd sat. Ill Beginning at the dais' central step, Set at right angles to the royal board, A mighty table ran the whole hall's length, (Ran fore-and-aft, to use a sailor's phrase) And here were Gunter's men-at-arms, and here--Each one between two spearmen, that the guest Might want for nothing--Sigurd's vikings sat. IV And lackeys, low beneath their heavy loads Bending, brought in the wild boar barbequed, And quarter-beeves, and giant platters filled With flesh of deer and sheep, and sucking pigs Tender and savory, and great loaves of bread, And wild-fowl grilled and served on wooden spits, And huge squab-pies, and fish from out the Rhine, And fruit and honey from Burgundian farms. And round and round the mighty drinking-horns Passed with the nut-brown ale or sparkling mead, Passed, with their precious freight, from lip to lip, Ever to be replenished and repass, Filled from great casks within the cellar stored. And Norseman and Burgundian drank "Was-hae...

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... Ill THE BANQUET (Including Sigurd's Narrative) I The feast is on in Gunter's banquet hall, And up and down the vast interior (A ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217993702

ISBN - 13:9780217993708

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