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Grimmer and Kamper

The End of Sivard Snarenswayne and other ballads

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Author: George Borrow
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,506 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 455
Added to site: 2008.10.07 22252
Genre: Poetry

he ground outright.

They placed before her the very best food,

Nor did she the food decline;
Fifteen oxen the sea-wife ate,

And also ten fat swine.

The bridegroom’s eyes were upon her fixed,

And at length surprised he grew:
“Ne’er have I seen a youthful bride,

To the dish such justice do.â€

Up then sprang the Kempions all,

And to one another did say:
“Now, whether shall we cast the bar,

Or fight in knightly way?â€

The warriors began to describe the round,

Upon the verdant earth;
For the honour and pride of the young sea-bride,

Who should look on their deeds of worth.

The young bride up from the bride-bench sprang,

Two hands so weak had she;
Towards her Langben the Giant leapt,

Fine sport began to be.

Then danced the table, then danced the bench,

And the sparks from the hel



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