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King Alfred and Othere

Material Information

Title:
King Alfred and Othere : (the discoverer of the North Cape)
Series Title:
Marcus Ward's royal illuminated legends
Creator:
Carroll, B. Hobson ( Composer )
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 ( Author, Secondary )
Nimmo, William Philip, 1831-1883 ( Publisher )
Marcus Ward & Co ( Printer )
Place of Publication:
Edinburgh
Publisher:
William P. Nimmo
Manufacturer:
Marcus Ward & Co.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
[6] leaves : col. ill., music ; 20 x 29 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Ballads, English ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Seafaring life -- Juvenile poetry ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1872 ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1872 ( rbgenr )
Baldwin -- 1872
Genre:
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements ( rbgenr )
poetry ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
Scotland -- Edinburgh
England -- London
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )

Notes

General Note:
Title and imprint from front wrapper.
General Note:
Publication date from British Library Catalogue, v. 345, p. 71.
General Note:
Leaves printed on one side only.
General Note:
Music on inside of front and back wrappers.
General Note:
Front wrapper and each illus. signed: Marcus Ward & Co.
General Note:
"Music composed by B. Hoboson Carroll. Poetry by [H. W.] Longfellow."
General Note:
Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of wrappers.
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
General Note:
Marcus Ward's royal illuminated legends no. [6]

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
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Resource Identifier:
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ALJ6694 ( NOTIS )
21751443 ( OCLC )

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KING ALFRED AND OTHERE, THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE.

BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.

Issued in the United States by kind permission of Messrs. Ff. R. Osgood & Co., Publishers.

I.
OTHERE, the old sea-captain,
Who dwelt in Helgoland,
To King Alfred, the Lover of Truth,
Brought a snow-white walrus-tooth,

Which he held in his brown right hand.

II.
His figure was tall and stately,
Like a boy’s his eye appeared ;
His hair was yellow as hay,
But threads of a silvery grey
Gleamed in his tawny beard.

IIL.
Hearty and hale was Othere,

His cheek had the colour of oak ;
With a kind of laugh in his speech,
Like the sea-tide on a beach,

As unto the King he spoke.

IV.
And Alfred, King of the Saxons,
Had a book upon his knees,
And wrote down the wondrous tale
Of him who was first to sail
Into the Arctic seas.

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V.
“So far I live to the northward,
No man lives north of me;
To the east are wild mountain-chains,
And beyond them meres and plains ;
To the westward all is sea.

VI.
“So far I live to the northward,
From the harbour of Skeringes-hale,
If you only sailed by day,
With a fair wind all the way,
More than a month would you sail.

VIL.
“T own six hundred rein-deer,
With sheep and swine beside;
I have tribute from the Finns,
Whalebone and reindeer-skins,
And ropes of walrus-hide.

VII.
“TI ploughed the land with horses,
But my heart was ill at ease,
For the old seafaring men
Came to me now and then,
With their sagas of the seas ;—

IX.

“ Of Iceland and of Greenland,
And the stormy Hebrides,
And the undiscovered deep ;—

I could not eat nor sleep
For thinking of those seas.

X.
“To the northward stretched the desert,
How far I fain would know;
So at last I sallied forth,
And three days sailed due north,
As far as the whale-ships go.

XI.
“To the west of me was the ocean,
To the right the desolate shore,
But I did not slacken sail
For the walrus or the whale,
Till after three days more.

XII.
“The days grew longer and longer,
Till they became as one,
And southward through the haze
I saw the sullen blaze
Of the red midnight sun.



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And dragged them to the strand.





KING ALFRED AND OTHERE, THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE.—Continued.

BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.

Issued in the United States by kind permission of Messrs. F. R. Osgood & Co., Publishers.

XIII.

“And then uprose before me,
Upon the water’s edge,

The huge and haggard shape

' Of that unknown North Cape,

Whose form is like a wedge.

XIV.
“The sea was rough and stormy,
The tempest howled and wailed,
And the sea-fog, like a ghost,
Haunted that dreary coast,
But onward still I sailed.

XV.

“Four days I steered to eastward—

Four days without a night:
Round in a fiery ring
Went the great sun, O, King,
With red and lurid light.”

XVI.
Here Alfred, King of the Saxons,
Ceased writing for a while;
And raised his eyes from his book,
With a strange and puzzled look
And an incredulous smile.

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XVII.
But Othere, the old sea-captain,
He neither paused nor stirred,
Till the King listened, and then
Once more took up his pen
And wrote down every word.

XVIII.
“ And now the land,” said Othere,
“ Bent southward suddenly,
And I followed the curving shore,
And ever southward bore

Into a nameless sea.

XIX.
« And there we hunted the walrus,
The narwhale, and the seal ;
Ha! ’twas a noble game!
And like the lightning’s flame
Flew our harpoons of steel.

EN:
“ There were six of us altogether,
Norsemen of Helgoland ;
In two days and no more
We killed of them threescore,

And dragged them to the strand.

XXI.
Here Alfred, the Truth-Teller,
Suddenly closed his book,
And lifted his blue eyes,
With doubt and strange surmise
Depicted in their look.

XXII.

And Othere, the old sea-captain,
Stared at him wild and weird,
Then smiled, till his shining teeth
Gleamed white from underneath
His tawny, quivering beard.

XXIII.
And to the King of the Saxons,
In witness of the truth,
Raising his noble head,
He stretched his brown hand, and said,
“ Behold this walrus-tooth !”





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bound. They are published at various prices, from 4d. to 6s., and are supplied by all Booksellers in town and country.



Catalogues of Nimmos Fuvenile Publications
Will be forwarded, post free, to any address, on application to WILLIAM P. NIMMO, Pustisuern, EDINBURGH.

“ ir, Nimmo's Books are well known as marvels of cheapness, elegance, and sterling worth.” — OBSERVER.

THE ROYAL ILLUMINATED LEGENDS—Price One Shilling each.
Gorgeously IlMuminated, after the Medizval manner, in Colors and Gold; by MARCUS WARD, Illuminator to the Queen.

: Each Story, or Legend, is Illustrated with a set of brilliant Pictures, designed in the quaint spirit of Mediseval times, and printed in Colors and Gold. The charm
of novelty is still further heightened by the Stories being related in Antient Ballad form, with appropriate Music, arranged in an easy style, for Voice and Pianoforte, suited
to little folks or great folks, and minstrels of all degrees.





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Locks. Enchanted Palace. Discoverer of the North Cape). Enchanted Princess,

Poetry by H. W. LONGFELLOW (issued in the
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Antient Music, arranged by B, H. CARROLL. Co.); Music composed by B. H. CARROLL. B. Egnson CARROLL. % composed by B. H. CARROLL.
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2. The Little Market Woman 4, Simple Simon 6.4 Pi ttte Man

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KING ALFRED anp OTHERE. Round in a fiery ring Went the great sun, O King.
























KING ALFRED anp OTHERE.


KING ALFRED AND OTHERE, THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE.

BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.

Issued in the United States by kind permission of Messrs. Ff. R. Osgood & Co., Publishers.

I.
OTHERE, the old sea-captain,
Who dwelt in Helgoland,
To King Alfred, the Lover of Truth,
Brought a snow-white walrus-tooth,

Which he held in his brown right hand.

II.
His figure was tall and stately,
Like a boy’s his eye appeared ;
His hair was yellow as hay,
But threads of a silvery grey
Gleamed in his tawny beard.

IIL.
Hearty and hale was Othere,

His cheek had the colour of oak ;
With a kind of laugh in his speech,
Like the sea-tide on a beach,

As unto the King he spoke.

IV.
And Alfred, King of the Saxons,
Had a book upon his knees,
And wrote down the wondrous tale
Of him who was first to sail
Into the Arctic seas.

Marcus Ward’s Royal liluminated Legends. |

V.
“So far I live to the northward,
No man lives north of me;
To the east are wild mountain-chains,
And beyond them meres and plains ;
To the westward all is sea.

VI.
“So far I live to the northward,
From the harbour of Skeringes-hale,
If you only sailed by day,
With a fair wind all the way,
More than a month would you sail.

VIL.
“T own six hundred rein-deer,
With sheep and swine beside;
I have tribute from the Finns,
Whalebone and reindeer-skins,
And ropes of walrus-hide.

VII.
“TI ploughed the land with horses,
But my heart was ill at ease,
For the old seafaring men
Came to me now and then,
With their sagas of the seas ;—

IX.

“ Of Iceland and of Greenland,
And the stormy Hebrides,
And the undiscovered deep ;—

I could not eat nor sleep
For thinking of those seas.

X.
“To the northward stretched the desert,
How far I fain would know;
So at last I sallied forth,
And three days sailed due north,
As far as the whale-ships go.

XI.
“To the west of me was the ocean,
To the right the desolate shore,
But I did not slacken sail
For the walrus or the whale,
Till after three days more.

XII.
“The days grew longer and longer,
Till they became as one,
And southward through the haze
I saw the sullen blaze
Of the red midnight sun.
» KING ALFRED anp OTHERE. For the old seafaring men Came to me now and then
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And dragged them to the strand.


KING ALFRED AND OTHERE, THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE.—Continued.

BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.

Issued in the United States by kind permission of Messrs. F. R. Osgood & Co., Publishers.

XIII.

“And then uprose before me,
Upon the water’s edge,

The huge and haggard shape

' Of that unknown North Cape,

Whose form is like a wedge.

XIV.
“The sea was rough and stormy,
The tempest howled and wailed,
And the sea-fog, like a ghost,
Haunted that dreary coast,
But onward still I sailed.

XV.

“Four days I steered to eastward—

Four days without a night:
Round in a fiery ring
Went the great sun, O, King,
With red and lurid light.”

XVI.
Here Alfred, King of the Saxons,
Ceased writing for a while;
And raised his eyes from his book,
With a strange and puzzled look
And an incredulous smile.

Marcus Ward's Royal Illuminated Legends.)

XVII.
But Othere, the old sea-captain,
He neither paused nor stirred,
Till the King listened, and then
Once more took up his pen
And wrote down every word.

XVIII.
“ And now the land,” said Othere,
“ Bent southward suddenly,
And I followed the curving shore,
And ever southward bore

Into a nameless sea.

XIX.
« And there we hunted the walrus,
The narwhale, and the seal ;
Ha! ’twas a noble game!
And like the lightning’s flame
Flew our harpoons of steel.

EN:
“ There were six of us altogether,
Norsemen of Helgoland ;
In two days and no more
We killed of them threescore,

And dragged them to the strand.

XXI.
Here Alfred, the Truth-Teller,
Suddenly closed his book,
And lifted his blue eyes,
With doubt and strange surmise
Depicted in their look.

XXII.

And Othere, the old sea-captain,
Stared at him wild and weird,
Then smiled, till his shining teeth
Gleamed white from underneath
His tawny, quivering beard.

XXIII.
And to the King of the Saxons,
In witness of the truth,
Raising his noble head,
He stretched his brown hand, and said,
“ Behold this walrus-tooth !”


Music composed by B. Hobson Carroll.



































TI pee ee a on pO Spiro a = = i Se
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And then up-rose be - fore me, Up - on the wa - ter’s edge, The huge and hag - gard shape,















































that un-known north cape, Whose form is like a wedge, Whose form is like a wedge.



































Marcus Ward’s Royal Illuminated Legends.]

Moderato. Poetry by Longfellow. __
, SS ie ss Fine.
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34 Slo A .

AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE YOUNG
NIMMO'S JUVENILE BOOKS

Comprise a very large variety of interesting and instructive Books, suitable for children of all ages, profusely illustrated and elegantly
bound. They are published at various prices, from 4d. to 6s., and are supplied by all Booksellers in town and country.



Catalogues of Nimmos Fuvenile Publications
Will be forwarded, post free, to any address, on application to WILLIAM P. NIMMO, Pustisuern, EDINBURGH.

“ ir, Nimmo's Books are well known as marvels of cheapness, elegance, and sterling worth.” — OBSERVER.

THE ROYAL ILLUMINATED LEGENDS—Price One Shilling each.
Gorgeously IlMuminated, after the Medizval manner, in Colors and Gold; by MARCUS WARD, Illuminator to the Queen.

: Each Story, or Legend, is Illustrated with a set of brilliant Pictures, designed in the quaint spirit of Mediseval times, and printed in Colors and Gold. The charm
of novelty is still further heightened by the Stories being related in Antient Ballad form, with appropriate Music, arranged in an easy style, for Voice and Pianoforte, suited
to little folks or great folks, and minstrels of all degrees.





pe ee Bee oa ak bee Pocahontas: a Tale of Old | The Marquis of Carabas; or Puss
Cinderella and y¢ Lyttel Glasse | Ladye Ouncebelle & Lord Lovelle. Virginie . in Boots
Slyppere. Told anew, in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; ’ : : :
Told anew, in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; with with the original Music ; Pianoforte Accompaniment Told in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; Music Told anew, in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; Music
the Antient Music, arranged by B. H. CARROLL, by B. H. CARROLL. composed by B. Hopson CARROLL. . composed by B. H. CARROLL.



Told anew, in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; with the reate (published by permission of Messrs. Strahan &

The Fayre One with the Golden | The Sleeping Beauty; or the King Alfred and Othere (the | The Hind of the Forest; or the

Locks. Enchanted Palace. Discoverer of the North Cape). Enchanted Princess,

Poetry by H. W. LONGFELLOW (issued in the
Told inverse, by ALFRED TENNYSON, Poet Lau- 7
United States by kind permission of Messrs J. R. | -roiq anew, in verse, by FRANCIS DAVIS; Music

z é Osgood & Co., publishers) ; Music composed by

Antient Music, arranged by B, H. CARROLL. Co.); Music composed by B. H. CARROLL. B. Egnson CARROLL. % composed by B. H. CARROLL.
The above Four Legends, handsomely bound in One Volume, Oloth, Iluminated, Price 6/- The above Four Legends, handsomely bound in One Volume, Cloth Illuminated, Price 5/-
rr a ee epee Re ane ee

ROYAL ILLUMINATED NURSERY RHYMES—Sixpence each.
Illuminated by MARCUS WARD, in same style as the “ LEGENDS,” with Music complete.
1. Sing a Song of Sixpence 8. Little Bo-Peep é. ie ore yo 7. Mother Hubbard and her Dog
2. The Little Market Woman 4, Simple Simon 6.4 Pi ttte Man

3 A Little Man & his Little @un | 8. Four Nursery Rhymes
The above Four Books, handsomely bound in One Volume, Cloth, [luminated, Price 2/6 The above Four Books, handsomely bound in One Volume, Oloth, Illuminated. Price 2/6
a

EDINBURGH: WILLIAM P. NIMMO.