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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...not wage Against the youthful Alcbrand, for in sooth I love the page. I rede thee, knight, to do my will, and ask him courteously To let thee pass along in peace, for the love of mc"-i" When he rode through the garden of roses, right on the march of Bern, He came in pain and heavy woe with a hero young and stern: Against him rushed, with couchant lance, a hero brave and bold: "What seek'st thou in my father's land i say on, thou champion old. "A bruny clear and bright thou bearst, like sons of mighty kings; I ween thou dcem'st to strike me blind with thy hauberk's glittering rings. Bide at home in quiet, I rede thee, man of age; Sit thee down by thy good fire-side!"--Loud laughed the hero s "And why should I in quiet be, and sit by the chimney-side! I have pledged me, night and day, to wander far and wide; To wander o'er the world, and fight until my latest day: I tell thee, young and boasting knight, for that my beard grows grey." 'ĢIt's I will pull thy beard of grey, I tell thee, ancient man, That all adown thy furrowed cheeks the purple blood shall run: Thy hauberk and thy buckler green yield without further strife; My willing captive must thou be, if thou wilt keep thy life."--"My hauberk and my buckler green, renown and bread have gain'd, And well I trust in Christ on high, in the stour my life to defend."--They left their speech, and rapidly drew out their falchions bright, And what the heroes bold desired, they had in the bloody fight. 10 I know not how Sir Alebrand dealt a heavy slanting blow, That the ancient knight astounded at his heart with pain and woe, And hastily he started back seven fathoms far, I ween,--"Say, did not a woman teach thee, young knight, that dint so keen?&qu...
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