Andreas: The Legend of St. Andrew, Issues 7-9

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H. Holt, 1899 - 58 pages

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Page 59 - III. The Life of St. Cecilia, from MS. Ashmole 43 and MS. Cotton Tiberius E. VII, with Introduction, Variants, and Glossary- BERTHA ELLEN LOVEWELL, Ph.D.
Page 59 - IX. A Guide to the Middle English Metrical Romances dealing with English and Germanic Legends, and with the Cycles of Charlemagne and of Arthur. ANNA HUNT BILLINGS, Ph.D.
Page 49 - Snatched them away with tumult of the sea. That was a grievous trouble, bitter beer ; The ready cup-bearers did not delay ; From daybreak on each man had drink to spare. The...
Page 13 - Shot through the raging deep ; the sea-gull gray, Greedy for slaughter, flew in circling flight. The candle of the sky grew straightway dark, The winds waxed strong, the waves whirled, and the surge Leapt high, the ropes creaked, dripping with the waves ; The Terror of the waters rose, and stood Above them with the might of multitudes.
Page 29 - We there beheld The holy patriarchs and a mighty troop Of martyrs ; to the Lord victorious That righteous throng sang never-ending praise ; And David too was with them, Jesse's son, The King of Israel, blessed warrior, 880 Come to Christ's throne. Likewise we saw you twelve All standing there before the Son of God, Full glorious men of great nobility ; Archangels holy throned in majesty Did serve you ; happy is it for the man Who may enjoy that bliss. High joy was there, Glory of warriors, an exalted...
Page 37 - Their wine-halls — all were empty ; they possessed No wealth to enjoy at that unhappy hour. 1160 The wise men sat apart in council sad, Talked of their woe ; no joy was in their land. Thus would one hero oft another ask : — " Let him who has good counsel in his heart, And wisdom, hide it not ! The hour is come Exceeding woful ; great is now the need That we should hear the words of prudent men.
Page 54 - ... heart ; he wished once more to seek Achaia in his ocean-coursing ship ; 1700 (There was he doomed to lose his life and die A death of violence. This deed was fraught With little laughter for his murderer ; To the jaws of hell he went, and since that day No solace has that friendless wretch e'er found.) Then in great companies, as I have heard, They led unto his ship their master dear, Men sad of soul ; the heart of many a one Was welling hot in grief within his breast. They brought the zealous...
Page 16 - Yet even so mine eyes have ne'er beheld A mighty captain steering at the stern Like unto thee. Loud roars the surging flood, Beats on the shore; this sea-boat is full fleet ; It fareth foamy-necked most like a bird, And glides upon the deep. I surely know, I never saw upon the ocean-road Such wondrous skill in any seafarer.
Page 13 - ... sea-gull gray, Greedy for slaughter, flew in circling flight. The candle of the sky grew straightway dark, The winds waxed strong, the waves whirled, and the surge Leapt high, the ropes creaked, dripping with the waves ; The Terror of the waters rose, and stood Above them with the might of multitudes. The thanes were sore afraid, not one of them Dared hope that he would ever reach the land...
Page 2 - They made them fast — those warriors doomed to hell — 50 With swords they pierced the jewel of his head. Yet in his heart he honored Heaven's King, Though of the drink envenomed he had drunk, Of virtue terrible ; steadfast and glad, With courage unabashed, he worshiped still The Prince of glory, King of heaven above ; And from the prison rose his holy voice. Within his noble breast the praise of Christ Stood fast imprinted ; weeping tears of woe...

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