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History of Charles the Great and Orlando, (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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History of Charles the Great and Orlando, (Volume 1) (Paperback): Thomas Rodd
History of Charles the Great and Orlando, (Volume 1) (Paperback): Thomas Rodd

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History of Charles the Great and Orlando, (Volume 1) (Paperback)

Thomas Rodd

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... And, with dreadful shrieks bewailing Their disasters in the fray, Grieve to see the captive Princess, And the slain Prince Gargaray. But the lovely Celidonia, By renown'd Rinaldo won, In a sweet and tender accent This endearing speech begun: --"O, my Lord, what pain to see you "Such great hazards undertake, "And expose a life so valu'd "For poor Celidonia's sake " Round he clasp'd the gentle maiden, Gave her lips a balmy kiss; In his eyes the tears stood trembling, Tears of soft delicious bliss. Much he dreads some fatal mischief, Dreads to lose the maid again; And his heart, with terror beating, Throbs with agonizing pain. But the lovely fair consoling, Much he strives to calm her fear; "Sweetest Princess, to my bosom "Life itself is not so dear." Thus, in gentle converse speaking, Her stern brother came in view, And a deadly wound he gave her, For he pierc'd her body through. In the arms of brave Rinaldo, Bleeding, see the Princess lies; But her lips console the hero, As her drooping spirit flies. "O, brave youth, whom truly loving, "Since for you I bow to death, "Still you'll hold me dear to mem'ry, "While you shall enjoy your breath "Well you know I left my parents, "Left my native home for you, "And, believe me, Celidonia "Ne'er had prov'd to love untrue. "O, farewell my wand'ring spirit "Now must other regions seek; "O, farewell " for ever closing Then her lips, no more could speak. One deep groan she gave--Rinaldo Groan'd alike with deadly pain, Whilst these words he faintly utter'd In a piteous, mournful strain: --"Ah, unhappy me no longer "Let the voice of lofty fame "The renown'd, the great Rinaldo, "Call my misery-stricken name. "Death, how kind would'st thou but take me "For I value life no more; "Lovely Celidonia losing, "All my bosom did a...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Thomas Rodd
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-26846-1
Barcode: 9781154268461
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-26846-2

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