A budget of Cornish poems, by various authors

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W. Wood, 1869 - 52 páginas
 

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Página 13 - But has heard of the Well of St. Keyne. An oak and an elm tree stand beside, And behind does an ash tree grow, And a willow from the bank above Droops to the water below. A traveller came to the Well of St. Keyne...
Página 9 - We'll cross the Tamar, land to land, The Severn is no stay, With 'One and all!' and hand in hand, And who shall bid us nay? "And when we come to London Wall, A pleasant sight to view, Come forth! come forth, ye cowards all, Here's men as good as you ! "Trelawny he's in keep and hold, Trelawny he may die; But here's twenty thousand Cornish bold Will know the reason why!
Página 14 - Now art thou a bachelor, stranger?" quoth he, "For an if thou hast a wife, The happiest draught thou hast drank this day That ever thou didst in thy life. "Or has thy good woman, if one thou hast Ever here In Cornwall been? For an if she have, I'll venture my life She has drunk of the Well of St. Keyne...
Página 14 - Keyne," quoth the Cornishman, "many a time Drank of this crystal Well ; And before the angel summoned her She laid on the water a spell : " If the husband, of this gifted Well Shall drink before his wife, A happy man henceforth is he, For he shall be master for life.
Página 13 - He drank of the water so cool and clear, For thirsty and hot was he, And he sat down upon the bank, Under the willow-tree.
Página 14 - There came a man from the neighbouring town At the well to fill his pail, On the well-side he rested it, And bade the stranger hail. Now art thou a bachelor, stranger ? quoth he, For an if thou hast a wife, The happiest draught thou hast drank this day That ever thou didst in thy life. Or has your good woman, if one you have, In Cornwall ever been ? For an if she have, I'll venture my life She has drank of the well of St. Keyne.
Página 8 - A GOOD sword and a trusty hand ! A merry heart and true ! King James's men shall understand What Cornish lads can do. And have they fixed the where and when? And shall Trelawny die?
Página 15 - You drank of the well, I warrant, betimes?" He to the Cornishman said: But the Cornishman smiled as the stranger spake, And sheepishly shook his head. " I hasten'd as soon as the wedding was done, And left my wife in the porch; But i' faith she had been wiser than me, For she took a bottle to church.
Página 8 - And shall they scorn Tre, Pol, and Pen ? And shall Trelawny die ? Here's twenty thousand Cornishmen Will know the reason why.
Página 49 - If the man is alive, let him rise and fight again. [The Knight here rises on one knee, and endeavours to continue the fight, but is again struck down...

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