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Medieval English Ballad.
24.10.2011, 17:33

X form. English Literature. Medieval English Ballad.

 

Lord Randal

"O where hae ye been, Lord Randal, my son?
O where hae ye been, my handsome young man?"
"I hae been to the wild wood; mother, make my bed soon,
For I am weary wi hunting and fain wald lie down."

"Where hat ye your dinner, Lord Randal, my son?
Where hat ye your dinner, my handsome young man?"
I dined wi my true-love; mother, make my bed soon,
For I am weary wi hunting and fain wald lie down."

"What gat ye to your dinner, Lord Randal, my son?
What gat ye to your dinner, my handsome young man?"
I gat eels and broo; mother, make my bed soon,
For I am weary wi hunting and fain wald lie down."

"What became of your bloodhounds, Lord Randal, my son?
What became of your bloodhounds, my handsome young man?"
"O they sweld and they died; mother, make my bed soon,
For I am weary wi hunting and fain wald lie down."

"O I fear ye are poisond, Lord Randal, my son!
O I fear ye are poisond, my handsome young man!"
O yes! I am poisond; mother, make my bed soon,
For I am sick at the heart, and I fain wald lie down."

 

Words:

Hae=have

Ye=you

Wi =while

Weary=tired

Fain wald lie down= want to lie down

Hat=had

Wi=with

Gat=got

Eel-угорь

Broo-бульон

Sweld-распухли

 

 

Task:

-analyse the ballad according to the scheme,

-translate into Russian(at home).

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