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David Elginbrod

David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
By: (1824-1905)

David Elginbrod was George Macdonald’s first real success, a novel of Scottish country life. Published in 1862, it was dedicated to the memory of Lady Noel Byron.

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DAVID ELGINBROD.

by GEORGE MACDONALD, LL.D.

And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.

CHAUCER.

TO THE MEMORY OF LADY NOEL BYRON, THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED, WITH A LOVE STRONGER THAN DEATH.

BOOK I.

TURRIEPUFFIT.

With him there was a Ploughman, was his brother.

A trewé swinker, and a good was he, Living in peace and perfect charity. God loved he best with all his trewé heart, At allé timés, were it gain or smart, And then his neighébour right as himselve.

CHAUCER. Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

CHAPTER I.

THE FIR WOOD.

Of all the flowers in the mead, Then love I roost these flowers white and rede, Such that men callen daisies in our town.

I renne blithe As soon as ever the sun ginneth west, To see this flower, how it will go to rest, For fear of night, so hateth she darkness; Her cheer is plainly spread in the brightness Of the sunne, for there it will unclose.

CHAUCER Prologue to the Legend of Good Women.

"Meg! whaur are ye gaein' that get, like a wull shuttle? Come in to the beuk... Continue reading book >>


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