St george and the dragon poem

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St george and the dragon poem

And by my pen I will recite St. George's deeds, and English knight. Against the Sarazens so rude Fought he full long and many a day, Where many gyants he subdu'd, In honour of the Christian way; And after many adventures past, To Egypt land he came at last. Now, as the story plain doth tell, Within that countrey there did rest A dreadful dragon fierce and fell, Whereby they were full sore opprest: Who by his poisonous breath each day Did many of the city slay.

The grief whereof did grow so great Throughout the limits of the land, That they their wise-men did intreat To shew their cunning out of hand; What way they might this fiend destroy, That did the countrey thus annoy. The wise-men all before the king, This answer fram'd incontinent: The dragon none to death might bring By any means they could invent; His skin more hard than brass was found, That sword nor spear could pierce nor wound.

When this the people understood, They cryed out most piteouslye, The dragon's breath infects their blood, That every day in heaps they dye; Among them such a plague it bred, The living scarce could bury the dead.

No means there were, as they could hear, For to appease the dragon's rage, But to present some virgin clear, Whose blood his fury might asswage; Each day he would a maiden eat, For to allay his hunger great.

This thing by art the wise-men found, Which truly must observed be; Wherefore, throughout the city round, A virgin pure of good degree Was, by the king's commission, still Taken up to serve the dragon's will.

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Thus did the dragon every day Untimely crop some virgin flowr, Till all the maids were worn away, And none were left him to devour; Saving the king's fair daughter bright, Her father's only heart's delight. Then came the officers to the king, That heavy message to declare, Which did his heart with sorrow sting; 'She is,' quoth he, 'my kingdom's heir: O let us all be poisoned here, Ere she should die, that is my dear.

It is my fault, as may appear, Which makes the gods our state to purge; Then ought I die, to stint the strife, And to preserve thy happy life. But as she did there weeping lye, Behold St. George came riding by. And seeing there a lady bright So rudely tyed unto a stake, As well became a valiant knight, He straight to her his way did take: The lady, that did first espy The dreadful dragon coming so, Unto St.

George aloud did cry, And willed him away to go; 'Here comes that cursed fiend,' quoth she, 'That soon will make an end of me. George then looking round about, The fiery dragon soon espy'd, And like a knight of courage stout, Against him did most furiously ride; And with such blows he did him greet, He fell beneath his horse's feet.

For with his launce that was so strong, As he came gaping in his face, In at his mouth he thrust along; For he could pierce no other place: And thus within the lady's view This mighty dragon straight he slew.

The savour of his poisoned breath Could do this holy knight no harm; Thus he the lady sav'd from death, And home he led her by the arm; Which when King Ptolemy did see, There was great mirth and melody.

When as that valiant champion there Had slain the dragon in the field, To court he brought the lady fair, Which to their hearts much joy did yield. He in the court of Egypt staid Till he most falsely was betray'd.

That lady dearly lov'd the knight, He counted her his only joy; But when their love was brought to light, It turn'd unto their great annoy: Th' Morocco king was in the court, Who to the orchard did resort, Dayly to take the pleasant air, For pleasure sake he us'd to walk; Under a wall he oft did hear St.

George with lady Sabra talk; Their love he shew'd unto the king, Which to St. George great woe did bring.

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Those kings together did devise To make the Christian knight away: With letters him in curteous wise They straightway sent to Persia, But wrote to the sophy him to kill, And treacherously his blood to spill.St.

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St george and the dragon poem

St. George's deeds, and English knight. Against the Sarazens so rude Fought he full long and many a day, Where many gyants he subdu'd, In honour of the Christian way; And after many adventures past, To Egypt land he came at last.

Now, as the story plain doth tell, Within that countrey there did rest A dreadful.

St george and the dragon poem

St Georges Day Verses Poems Quotes Saint George is a leading character in one of the greatest poems in the English language, Spencer's Faerie Queene ( and ).

St George appears in Book 1 as the Redcrosse (sic) Knight of Holiness, protector of the Virgin. St. George And The Dragon. Of Hector's deeds did Homer sing, And by my pen I will recite St. George's deeds, and English knight.

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Against the Sarazens so rude Fought he full long and many a day, Where many gyants he subdu'd, In honour of the Christian way; It's wonderful to see poems created by past tales and it's even more astounding to. St. George And The Dragon by Anonymous Olde plombier-nemours.com Hectors deeds did Homer sing And of the sack of stately Troy What griefs fair Helena did bring Which was Sir Paris only joy And by my pen I will.

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