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The Return of the Dead

and Other Ballads

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Author: George Borrow
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,202 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 543
Added to site: 2009.05.16 24175
Genre: Poetry

The return of the dead -- The transformed damsel -- The forced consent -- Ingeborg's disguise -- Song.

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onied words we list so fain_.

Together they lived seven years and more;

_And were I only young again_!
And seven fair babes to him she bore--

_To honied words we list so fain_.

Then death arrived in luckless hour;

_And were I only young again_!
Then died the lovely lily flower--

_To honied words we list so fain_.

The Swayne he has crossed the salt sea way,

_And were I only young again_!
And he has wedded another may--

_To honied words we list so fain_.

And he that may to his home has brought;

_And were I only young again_!
But peevish was she, and with malice fraught--




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