The Woman And The Queen; A Ballad, And Other Specimens Of Verse

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArthur Williams Austin

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... THE WOMAN AND. THE QUEEN. TN an age when princes wasted Half their lives in contests vain, Earl Barnard and the German King Fought for possession of a plain. The cost of War it was not worth. Oh! when will man delight in Peace! Whiche'er prevailed, the gain was small, And slight his honor would increase. But these with them of small account, And they to battle made appeal: The Earls and Kings of those old days Thought little of the common weal. The peasant struggled with his fate, The nobles warred against the throne. The age was dark and barbarous,--As dark and barb'rous as our own. The Earl prevailed in border war, And many pris'ners bore away. He held them in his castle keep, And kept them there for many a day. A captive Count he treated well, And oft Earl Barnard would unbend; And, while the time was drifting on, Earl Barnard hailed him as a friend. And oft they spoke in bant'ring mood, When wine right caution had disarmed. Earl Barnard (he was Glory's slave) Had never been by Woman charmed. The wily Count describes the charms That to the German Queen belong,--Those peerless charms, that matchless grace.Full oft rehearsed in minstrels' song. "Ah, never in these wilds of yours, Earl Barnard, saw you face so fair: Well might you give ten years of life To see the beauty dwelling there!" This wily Count then boldly planned That soon a journey should be made, By which the Earl might see the Queen In all her matchless charms arrayed. And Earl Barnard, much entreated, Went, disguised, the Queen to view; Gave the captive Count his freedom.--Often men wrong paths pursue. And the Count, of faith regardless, Sought to bring the Earl to woe; To the Queen gave information How he had ensnared their foe. But the Queen, with gen'rous feeling, Such...

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... THE WOMAN AND. THE QUEEN. TN an age when princes wasted Half their lives in contests vain, Earl Barnard and th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217922384

ISBN - 13:9780217922388

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