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(without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... The executioner thereupon bound Katheline to the stake, set a
wig of tow upon her shaven head and set it on fire. And the tow
burned long and Katheline cried out and wept. Then she was unbound
and taken without the boundaries of Damme upon a cart, for her feet
were burned. XXXIX Ulenspiegel being now at Bois-le-Duc in Brabant,
the magnates of the town would fain have appointed him their fool,
but he would none of this dignity. "Pilgrim on pilgrimage cannot
play fool as a permanency, but only at inns and on the highways."
At this same time Philip, who was King of England, came to visit
the countries of his future inheritance, Flanders, Brabant,
Hainault, Holland, and Zealand. He was then in his twenty-ninth
year; in his grayish eyes dwelt sour melancholy, savage
dissimulation, and cruel resolution. Cold was his countenance, and
stiff his head covered with tawny hair; stiff, too, his meagre
torso and spindle limbs. Slow was his speech and thick as though he
had wool in his mouth. Amid tourneys, jousts, and feastings, he
visited the joyous duchy of Brabant, the rich county Flanders, and
his other seignories. Everywhere he swore to observe and confirm
the privileges; but when at Brussels he took oath upon the
Testament to observe the Golden Bull of Brabant his hand clenched
so tight that he must needs take it away from the sacred book. He
went to Antwerp, where they put up twenty-three triumphal arches to
receive him. The city disbursed two hundred and eighty-seven
thousand florins to pay for these arches and for the costumes of
eighteen hundred and seventy-nine merchants all clad in crimson
velvet and for the rich livtry of four hundred and sixteen lackeys
and the brilliai t silk trappings of four thousand burgesses, all
clad alike. Many feasts were given by the rh...
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||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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