This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... never got any other answer than that the Trolls hurried past them, saying, Mi! mi! mi! mi! Thanks to the industry of Mr. Thiele, who has been indefatigable in collecting the traditions of his native country, we are furnished with ample accounts of the Trolls; and the following legends will fully illustrate what we have written concerning them *. We commence with the Swedish ballads of the Hill-kings, as in dignity and antiquity they take precedence of the legends. SIR THYNNE. And it was the knight Sir Thynne, He was a knight so grave; Whether he were on foot or on horse, He was a knight so brave f. And it was the knight Sir Thynne Went the hart and the hind to shoot, So he saw Ulva, the little Dwarf's daughter, At the green linden's foot. * We deem it needless in future to refer to volume and page of Mr. Thiele's work. Those acquainted with the original will easily find the legends. -f We have ventured to omit the Omquoii. I styren viill de Runor! (Manage well the runes !) And it was Ulva, the little Dwarf's daughter, Unto her handmaid she cried, " Go fetch my gold harp hither to me, Sir Thynne I '11 draw to my side." The first stroke on her gold harp she struck, So sweetly she made it ring, The wild beasts in the wood and field They forgot whither they would spring. The next stroke on her gold harp 6he struck, So sweetly she made it ring, The little gray hawk that sat on the bough, He spread out both his wings. The third stroke on her gold harp she struck, So sweetly she made it ring, The little fish that went in the stream, He forgot whither he would swim. Then flowered the mead, then leafed all, 'Twas caused by the rune!s-lay*; * Runcslag, literally Rune-stroke. Runes originally signified letters, and then songs. They were of two...
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