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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY.
LONG, long ago, in ancient times, there lived a King and Queen,
And for the blessing of a child their longing sore had been;
At last, a little daughter fair, to their great joy, was given,
And to the christening feast they made, they bade the Fairies seven-
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The Fairies seven, who loved the land-that they the child might bless;
Yet one old Fairy they left out, in pure forgetfulness.
And at the feast, the dishes fair were of the reddest gold
Aut when the Fairy came, not one for her, so bad and old.
Angry wis she, because her place and dish had been forgot.
And angry thin,.gs she muttered long. and kept her anger hot,
She waite long t sp il th e gi'ts, and h1.r ire -eng- t.-. h.%e.
One gave the Princess g.o-dnc:s and one ha0. e llcr beaUity rare;
One gave her sweetest singing voice; one, gracious mien and air;
One, skill in dancin.: one, all cleverness: and then the crone
Came fi,rth, and muttered, an.YrN, still, and goud gift gave she none
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But said, that in the future years the Princess young should die, In vain in all her father's Court the spinning-Twheel's forbid AInd d dan The ralls in death-like sleep: the' I h)i on hlr bed
By pricking of a spindle-point-ah, wceliul prophecy! In vain in all the country-side the spindls sharp are hid; And all around her sink to rest-a palace of tfle dead I
But now, a kind young Fairy, who had waited to the last, [are past; For in a I.:nely turret high, and up a \ilding stair, [care. Ii hundrd years pass-still they slkep. and all around the place
Stepped forth, and said, No, she shall sleep till a hundred years There live. an ancient woman who still turns her wheel \ith A wood of thorns has risen up-no path a man can trace
"And then she ;hall be wakened by a King's son-truth I tell- The Princess f:,Lnd her out one day, and tried to learn to spin; 1-t last, a King's son, in the hunt, asked how long it had stoo,
"And he will take her for his wife, and all will yet be well." Alas! the spindle pricked her hand-the charm had entered in I And what old towers were those he saw above the ancient wood,
An aged peasant told of an enchanted palace, where
A sleeping King and Court lay hid, and sleeping Princess fair,
Through the thick wood, that gave him way, and past-the thorns that drew
Their sharpest points another way, the King's son presses through.
He reached the guard, the court, the hall,-and there, where'er he stept,
' He saw the sentinels, and grooms, and courtiers as they slept.
Ladies in act to smile, and pages in attendance wait;
The horse-s slept within their stalls, the dog,s abc.ut the gate.
The King's son prcse.s ,:n, into an inner chamber fair.
And sees, laid on a silken bed, a I-"v\clv lady there:
So sweet a face, so fair--as never beauty _.chi a: thii:
fe stands-he stoops to ,gaze- lie kn-els- he wa... h, r with a kiss.
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