Songs Unsung by Sir Lewis MorrisSongs Unsung by Sir Lewis Morris

Songs Unsung

bySir Lewis Morris

Paperback | February 9, 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.1883 Excerpt: ... III. AZENOR. "Seamen, seamen, tell me true, Is there any of your crew Who in Armor town has seen Azenor the kneeling queen?" "We have seen her oft indeed, Kneeling in the self-same place; Brave her heart, though pale her face, White her soul, though dark her weed." I. Of a long-past summer's day Envoys came from far away, Mailed in silver, clothed with gold, On their snorting chargers bold. When the warder spied them near, To the King he went, and cried, "Twelve bold knights come pricking here: Shall I open to them wide?" "Let the great gates opened be; See the knights are welcomed all; Spread the board and deck the hall We will feast them royally." "By our Prince's high command, Who one day shall be our King, We come to ask a precious thing---Azenor your daughter's hand." "Gladly will we grant your prayer: Brave the youth, as we have heard. Tall is she, milkwhite and fair, Gentle as a singing bird." Fourteen days high feast they made, Fourteen days of dance and song; Till the dawn the harpers played; Mirth and joyance all day long. "Now, my fair spouse, it is meet That we turn us toward our home.' "As you will, my love, my sweet; Where you are, there I would come." 11. When his step-dame saw the bride, Well-nigh choked with spleen was she: "This pale-faced girl, this lump of pride--And shall she be preferred to me? "New things please men best, 'tis true, And the old are cast aside. Natheless, what is old and tried Serves far better than the new." Scarce eight months had passed away When she to the Prince would come, And with subtlety would say, "Would you lose both wife and home? "Have a care, lest what I tell Should befall you; so 'twere best Have a care and guard you well, 'Ware the cuckoo in your nest." "Madam, if the truth you tell, Meet reward her cri...
Title:Songs UnsungFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217996256

ISBN - 13:9780217996259