Ballads in Blue China

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Author: Andrew Lang

BALLADE AMOUREUSE.
AFTER FROISSART.

Not Jason nor Medea wise,
I crave to see, nor win much lore,
Nor list to Orpheus’ minstrelsies;
Nor Her’cles would I see, that o’er
The wide world roamed from shore to shore;
Nor, by St. James, Penelope, -
Nor pure Lucrece, such wrong that bore:
To see my Love suffices me!

Virgil and Cato, no man vies
With them in wealth of clerkly store;
I would not see them with mine eyes;
Nor him that sailed, sans sail nor oar,
Across the barren sea and hoar,
And all for love of his ladye;
Nor pearl nor sapphire takes me more:
To see my Love suffices me!

I heed not Pegasus, that flies
As swift as shafts the bowmen pour;
Nor famed Pygmalion’s artifice,
Whereof the like was ne’er before;
Nor Oleus, that drank of yore
The salt wave of the whole great sea:
Why? dost thou ask? ’Tis as I swore -
To see my Love suffices me!

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Chicago: Andrew Lang, "Ballade Amoureuse. After Froissart.," Ballads in Blue China, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Ballads in Blue China (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBFCIIVCQWPFFFP.

MLA: Lang, Andrew. "Ballade Amoureuse. After Froissart." Ballads in Blue China, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Ballads in Blue China, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBFCIIVCQWPFFFP.

Harvard: Lang, A, 'Ballade Amoureuse. After Froissart.' in Ballads in Blue China, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Ballads in Blue China, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBFCIIVCQWPFFFP.