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A fantasy novel by George MacDonald

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A FAERIE ROMANCE.                          65
VI.
Aoh, hiite sich doch ein Mensch, wenn seine erfiillten Wiinsche auf ihn herad regnen, und er so iiber alle Maasse frohlich ist! Fouque, Der Zauberring.
Ah, let a man beware, when his wishes, fulfilled, rain down upon him, and his happiness is unbounded.
Thy red lips, like worms, Travel over my cheek.
Motherwell (?)
But as I crossed the space between the foot of the hill and the forest, a vision of another kind delayed my steps. Through an opening to the westward flowed, like a stream, the rays of the setting sun, and overflowed with a ruddy splendour the open place where I was. And riding as it were down this stream towards me, came a horse­man in what appeared red armour. From frontlet to tail, the horse likewise shone red in the sun-set. I felt as if I must have seen the knight before; but as he drew near, I could recall no feature of his countenance. Ere he came up to me, how­ever, I remembered the legend of Sir Percival
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