Valentine and Orson

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Material Information

Title:
Valentine and Orson
Series Title:
Walter Crane's toy books, new series
Uniform Title:
Valentine et Orson (French romance)
Physical Description:
8 leaves : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 ( Illustrator )
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Printer , Engraver )
George Routledge and Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher:
George Routledge and Sons
Place of Publication:
London
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Children's poetry -- 1870
Picture books for children -- 1870
Publishers' advertisements -- 1870
Bldn -- 1870
Genre:
Children's poetry
Picture books for children
Publishers' advertisements
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London

Notes

Citation/Reference:
Massé, G.C.E. Walter Crane,
Citation/Reference:
Osborne Coll.,
Citation/Reference:
Spencer, I. Walter Crane,
Citation/Reference:
NUC pre-1956,
General Note:
In verse.
General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Illustrated by Walter Crane.
General Note:
Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.
General Note:
Place of publication from publisher's ads.
General Note:
Leaves 1 & 8 are pastedowns.
General Note:
Date from Massé, cited below.
General Note:
Publisher's ads on p. 4 of wrappers.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001868814
oclc - 15606662
notis - AJU3341
System ID:
UF00026612:00001


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ONCE on a time an Emperor a man of mightand fameMarried a wife and fair was she and Bellisant hernameAnd fair and happy were their lives until an evil manHe was the High Priest of the Court an evil talebeganOf how the lady was not true unto her husband dearThe Emperor believed the tale and rose up in greatfearAnd drove poor Bellisant away in haste and diremischanceShe took her way to Pepin s Court her brother Kingof FranceThe Baldwin Librarymc3 S UniversityU 1 11


And as she fled weighed down by grief andsense of cruel scornLo in the forest two fair sons to Bellisant werebornBut while her servant went to buy some food agreat she bearCame up and carried off one child unto herdistant lairPoor Bellisant ran after her with many a sighand moanIn vain and when she turned again the otherchild was gone2


Now Pepin chanced that very day to hunt withall his trainIn that same wood and found the child ere shecame back againAnd took him home and brought him up andgave him all things fineApparel horses and a name so he wasVALENTINEAnd brave and fair he grew King Pepin sdaughter loved him wellThe sons were jealous Now will I his brother sstory tell


And nursed him well and tended him well did he grow and thriveThey called him ORsoN in the woods he lived a strong wild manAnd all he fought he killed with ease and so a wicked planVas made by Pepin s sons for getting rid of ValentineNVhom they induced to fight with him by flattering words and fineBut Valentine was conqueror and Orson owned his mightAnd served and followed him alway and they were squire and knightI sj il r 4gdji i Y g L r p p


Now in that land there dwelt a man theGreen Knight he was calledWho by his strength and magic arts a ladyfair enthralledAnd kept in prison dark and strong and nonecould set her freeNot even Valentine prevailed with all hisbravery6


But Orson threw the Green Knight down andbound him with a chainAnd set the lady free both brothers thenstart off to gainThe Green Knight s castle gates two roaringlions kept guard thereBut down they crouched when they beheld thebrothers void of fear7


And there within the castle hall they saw a head of brassThat uttered marvels of their birth and how it cameto passHow in a convent lonely was their mother BellisantHow the King and Queen of France were their uncleand their auntHow the High Priest had confessed his lies withmany tears and groansHow the Emperor their father was in search of wifeand sonsSo the lost were found the wrong made right by allgood rule and lineThey married well and lived long years ORSON andVALENTINE8


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ONCE on a time an Emperor, a man of might and fame, Married a wife, and fair was she, and Bellisant her name; And fair and happy were their lives, until an evil man (He was the High Priest of the Court) an evil tale began, Of how the lady was not true unto her husband dear: The Emperor believed the tale, and rose up in great fear, And drove poor Bellisant away; in haste and dire mischance She took her way to Pepin's Court (her brother, King of France) The Baldwin Library mc3 S University U_ -1 11



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And there within the castle hall they saw a head of brass, That uttered marvels,-of their birth, and how it came to pass; How in a convent lonely was their mother Bellisant; How the King and Queen of France were their uncle and their aunt; How the High Priest had confessed his lies, with many tears and groans; How the Emperor, their father, was in search of wife and sons. So the lost were found, the wrong made right, by all good rule and line; They married well, and lived long years-ORSON and VALENTINE. 8



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And as she fled, weighed down by grief and sense of cruel scorn, Lo, in the forest two fair sons to Bellisant were born; But while her servant went to buy some food, a great she-bear Came up, and carried off one child unto her distant lair. Poor Bellisant ran after her, with many a sigh and moan; In vain,--and when she turned again, the other child was gone! 2



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But Orson threw the Green Knight down, and bound him with a chain, And set the lady free; both brothers then start off to gain The Green Knight's castle-gates,-two roaring lions kept guard there, But down they crouched when they beheld the brothers void of fear. 7-



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And nursed him well, and tended him,-well did he grow and thrive. They called him ORsoN; in the woods he lived, a strong wild man, And all he fought he killed with ease; and so a wicked plan \Vas made by Pepin's sons for getting rid of Valentine, NVhom they induced to fight with him, by flattering words and fine. But Valentine was conqueror, and Orson owned his might, And served and followed him alway; and they were squire and knight. "~'I -~sj~~il r 4 ~ ~gdji~ i~Y~g~ \~ L ~r~p-p





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Now, in that land there dwelt a man, the Green Knight he was called, Who by his strength and magic arts a lady fair enthralled, And kept in prison dark and strong, and none could set her free; Not even Valentine prevailed, with all his bravery. 6



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Now, Pepin chanced that very day to hunt with all his train In that same wood, and found the child ere she came back again; And took him home, and brought him up, and gave him all things fineApparel, horses, and a name, -so he was VALENTINE. And brave and fair he grew,-King Pepin's daughter loved him well; The sons were jealous. Now will I his brother's story tell.