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THE ELECTED KNIGHT.

The first tilt they together rode

They put their steeds to the test ;
The second tilt they together rode,

They proved their manhood best;

The third tilt they together rode,

Neither of them would yield ;
The fourth tilt they together rode,

They both fell on the field.

Now lie the lords upon the plain,

And their blood runs unto death ;
Now sit the Maidens in the high tower,

The youngest sorrows till death.

[This strange and somewhat mystical ballad is from Nyerup and Rahbek's Danske Viser of the Middle Ages. It seems to refer to the first preaching of Christianity in the North, and to the institution of Knight-Errantry. The three maidens I suppose to be Faith, Hope, and Charity. The irregularities of the original have been carefully preserved in the translation.]

THE

CHILDREN OF THE LORD'S SUPPER.

FROM THE SWEDISH OF BISHOP TEGNÉR.

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PENTECOST, day of rejoicing, had come. The church of the village
Gleaming stood in the morning's sheen. On the spire of the belfry,
Tipped with a vane of metal, the friendly flames of the Spring-sun
Glanced like the tongues of fire, beheld by Apostles aforetime.
Clear was the heaven and blue, and May, with her cap crowned with roses,

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