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He said it had its own fidelity,
And true to him would be if not to truth.
You serve the Heretoch and not Earl Athulf.
Earl Athulf at the Heretoch's behest ;
No, no, you serve not both ; You serve Earl Leolf only.
If it please you. Here is the gold ; with this he said your way Would soon be opened to the King, whose heart Would then be comforted and fortified With tidings of deliverance near at hand.
That shall be well; but yet my brother's heart
I trust that both Earl Leolf and the Queen
Will soon be heard of. Heida, could we find her,
I think I see her now.
If this be she,
Her errand is to us.
Regard her not,
I think I asked you—yes—how looked the Earl
Wasted much. His hair, Which was not till this year so much as grizzled, Is almost grey.
Earl Athulf grey ?
Earl Leolf, Madam.
Oh! your pardon. Well, How looked Earl Athulf ? Heida, who has been advancing, and touching her harp
fitfully, now plays a low prelude.
Madam, I may say
By fire and flood,
And ashen wood,
By dreams and thunder,
That would be under.
mark her not; She 's cunning and holds off from questioning, But she will drop you what she has to tell.
She will draw
HEIDA (sings again). By Wellesbourne and Charlcote ford, At break of day, I saw a sword. Wessex warriors, rank by rank, Rose on Avon's hither bank ; Mercia's men, in fair array, Looked at them from Marraway ; Close and closer ranged they soon, And the battle joined at noon.
By Wellesbourne and Charlcote Lea,
By Charlcote ford and Wellesbourne,
She cannot tell us of a victory past
Hush ! she can hear
Well, Heida, hast thou aught to say ?
Princess, I may not tarry. To the King
Good Heida, stay! She's gone ; but this shall tell us. You can read.
“ Your Majesty shall know that a battle has been fought and won.
Ella the younger led Prince Edgar's power, which ran and left him on the field. I have entered into Staffordshire. Further forward I