The Giant of Bern and Orm Ungerswayne, A Ballad

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Author: George Borrow
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,287 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2009.05.15
mnybks.net#: 24162
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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And a brief for half thy land.

"Here as thou sitt'st at thy wide board,

Hail Monarch of the Danes!
Thou shalt to me thy daughter give,

And the half of thy domains.

"Thou shalt to me thy daughter give,

And divide with me thy land,
Or thou shalt find a kempion good

In the ring 'gainst me to stand."

"O thou shalt ne'er my daughter get,

Nor a brief for half my land,
I'll quickly find a kempion good

Shall fight thee hand to hand."

Then strode the Monarch of the Danes

To his castle hall amain:
"Now which of ye, my courtiers, will

The lovely Damsel

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