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As the foam in the moonlight
The two hands were fair,
Of seaweed and hair.
He knew the pale forehead
A spell to his ear
• The sea-wolf is here!'
'I come, Love,' he answered
At sunrise next day
The Priest in the Bay.
“For the soul of a sinner
Let masses be said-
And nameless the dead."
Enter the GREAT CHAMBERLAIN with the Horse-Thane and
other Officers of the Household.
His Majesty! Make way. His Majesty!
(A flourish of trumpets.) The King, wearing his Crown and leading in the QUEEN
MOTHER, passes across the back-scene, and is followed by Earl Athulf leading in Ethilda, by Odo and DUNSTAN with Sigeric and BRIDFERTH, by HarCATHER, CEOLWULF, ÆTHELRIC, EADBALD, IDA, BRAND, ECFRID, GORF, and Tosty, all military leaders on the Monastic side ; and by CLARENBALD, Earl Sidroc, the Bishop of ROCHESTER, and divers great Officers of State and Nobles of the King's party. The Procession, when it passes off, enters the Banqueting Hall.
What, can this be he
He's humble to the poor to spite the rich.
What, is yonder thing alive? GRIMBALD (the Jester, who has come up behind). Sir, he's above ground.
So we see, my friend.
It was there
That he encountered Sathanas.
The Devil, sir, one day, grubbing for earth-nuts-
Oh mercy! here is Gurmo! Sirs, I say,
A 'song will I sing
Of an excellent king
Enter from the Banqueting Hall Two USHERS.
The third cup has gone round. You're welcome now To take your places at the lower board.
And to him the Queen said,
Sure your senses are fled, Put your boots in that place and your crown on your head!
In, dregs ; in, scum ; in, commonalty, in!
Exeunt into the Banqueting Hall, all but the Ushers
and the SCHOLAR.
The Princess and a certain Earl sit close.
Ah! she is peerless! Happy were that man
Hush ! Hark to that! (A flourish of trumpets.)
The ladies leave the board.
I'll see her go.