Richard Coeur De Lion, confined in "La Tour Tenebreuse"--the Minstrel Blondel beneath the Tower, (painting)
Richard The Lionhearted
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 22
As the song of Richard First and his minstrel Blondel is not to be found in ordinary books, it has been suggested to us, that many readers might be gratified by its full insertion here. The Song of Richard Coeur de Lion and the Minstrel Blondel. Taken from an old French Romance called "La Tour Tenebreuse." It is in the language of Provence. BLONDEL--"Domna vostra beutas,/ Elas bellas faisos,/ Els bels oils amoros,/ Els gens cors ben taillats,/ Don sien empresenats,/ De vostra amor qui mia lia." RICHARD--"Si bel trop affansia,/ Ja de vos non portrai,/ Que majer honorai,/ Soi en votre deman/ Que fautra des besain/ To can de vos volria.' IMITATED. BLONDEL--"Your beauty, lady fair,/ None views without delight;/ But still so cold an air/ No passion can excite;/ Yet this I patient see,/ While all are shunned like me." RICHARD--"No Nymph my heart can wound,/ If favour she divide,/ And smile on all around,/ Unwilling to decide:/ I'd rather hatred bear,/ Than love with others share." [Pp. 23-24.]
Catalogue of Miniature Portraits, Landscapes, and other Pieces, executed by Charles Fraser, Esq. and exhibited in "The Fraser Gallery," at Charleston, during the months of February and March, 1857. Accompanied by occasional annotations, and a compendious Sketch of the Life and Career of the Artist. Charleston, S.C. James and Williams, Printers, 16 State-Street. 1857.