The Cambridge Book of Prose and Verse in Illustration of English Literature: From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance

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George Sampson
The University Press, 1924 - 438 pagina's
 

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Pagina 124 - As greatly did he love the tall deer as if he were their father. He also ordained concerning the hares that they should go free. His great men bewailed it, and the poor men murmured thereat ; but he was so obdurate that he recked not of the hatred of them all...
Pagina xxix - And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures, Whilst the...
Pagina xxiv - Grendel in days long gone they named him, folk of the land; his father they knew not, nor any brood that was born to him of treacherous spirits. Untrod is their home; by wolf-cliffs haunt they and windy headlands, fenways fearful, where flows the stream from mountains gliding to gloom of the rocks, underground flood. Not far is it hence in measure of miles that the mere expands, and o'er it the frost-bound forest hanging, sturdily rooted, shadows the wave. fire on the waters.
Pagina 57 - The present life of man, O king, seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad; the sparrow, I say, flying in at one door, and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry storm; but after a short space of fair weather, he immediately vanishes out...
Pagina 83 - Ireland, whence they had stolen away, because they desired for the love of God to be in a state of pilgrimage, they recked not where. The boat in which they came was made of two hides and a half; and they took with them provisions...
Pagina 80 - And Marinus the pope then sent ' lignum Domini ' to king Alfred ; and that same year Sighelm and Athelstan carried to Rome the alms which the king had vowed to send thither, and also to India, to St. Thomas and to St. Bartholomew...
Pagina 66 - write quickly.' Soon after, the boy said,
Pagina 144 - ... and appointment. The first of the ships had three spare rudders, thirteen anchors, thirty oars, two sails, three sets of ropes of all kinds, and besides these double whatever a ship can want, except the mast and the ship's boat.
Pagina 8 - Still the lone one and desolate waits for his Maker's ruth — God's good mercy, albeit so long it tarry, in sooth. Careworn and sad of heart, on the watery ways must he Plow with the hand-grasped oar — how long ? — the rime-cold sea, Tread thy paths of exile, O Fate, who art cruelty.' Thus did a wanderer speak, being heart-full of woe, and all Thoughts of the cruel slayings, and pleasant comrades...
Pagina 56 - Britain, whose inhabitants were of that personal appearance. He again inquired whether those islanders were Christians, or still involved in the errors of paganism? and was informed that they were pagans. Then fetching a deep sigh from the bottom of his heart, 'Alas! what pity...

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