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Gisli Sursson: A Drama: Ballads and Poems of the Old Norse Days and Some Translations Beatrice Helen Barmby

Gisli Sursson: A Drama: Ballads and Poems of the Old Norse Days and Some Translations

Beatrice Helen Barmby

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331346142
Paperback
234 pages
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Excerpt from Gisli Sursson: A Drama: Ballads and Poems of the Old Norse Days and Some TranslationsTo IcelandO bleak and cold, O isled betwixt the seas,O home of snow and lava and spring flowers,How have I longed for thee through all my hours,AndMoreExcerpt from Gisli Sursson: A Drama: Ballads and Poems of the Old Norse Days and Some TranslationsTo IcelandO bleak and cold, O isled betwixt the seas,O home of snow and lava and spring flowers,How have I longed for thee through all my hours,And felt thy message in the northern breeze,And yearned to see thee, though I saw not theseGreat lands to southward, set mid rosy bowers,That which was Greece, and white Italian towers,Far-fabled isles, and fair Hesperides:Ah, she has passed away unsatisfied!And never now her eager feet may treadThose wild ways haunted by her heroes dead:We, standing mournful on the hither side,Proffer, mid dropping tears, mid joys sad knell,Her tribute to the land she loved so well.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.