Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Harvard Classics, Volume 49, Epic and Saga

With Introductions and Notes

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,667 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,676
Added to site: 2010.10.14
mnybks.net#: 29270
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Song of Roland
The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel

Show Excerpt

r Gan," the Emperor spake, "This my message to Marsil take: He shall make confession of Christ's belief, And I yield him, full half of Spain in fief; In the other half shall Count Roland reign. If he choose not the terms I now ordain, I will march unto Saragossa's gate, Besiege and capture the city straight, Take and bind him both hands and feet, Lead him to Aix, to my royal seat, There to be tried and judged and slain, Dying a death of disgrace and pain. I have sealed the scroll of my command. Deliver it into the heathen's hand."

XXV

"Gan," said the Emperor, "draw thou near: Take my glove and my bâton here; On thee did the choice of thy fellows fall." "Sire, 'twas Roland who wrought it all. I shall not love him while life may last, Nor Olivier his comrade fast, Nor the peers who cherish and prize him so,-- Gage of defiance to all I throw." Saith Karl, "Thine anger hath too much sway. Since I ordain it, thou must obey." "I go, but warranty none have I That I may not like Basil and Basan di

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lisa Mondello
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, is back with another excellent book in her Dakota Hearts series. This collection of popular romance novels was inspired by an F3 tornado that came through her town and, as our author of the day, Mondell0 tells us more about it. She also gives us more insights in the characters of Her Dakota Man, her emotions during the writing process and talks about happily ever afters.
Read full interview...