Thursday, June 06, 2013

Edward I

Edward the First was strong and tall,
He had the longest legs of all,
But when from one who wished him harm
A poisoned dagger pierced his arm,
Edward was weak as other men,
His long legs could not help him then.

So Eleanor his gentle wife
Sucked out his wound and saved his life,
And when in time this lady died,
All through England far and wide
He built stone crosses to be seen
In memory of Longshanks' Queen.

Farjeon, Eleanor, and Herbert Farjeon. 1933. Kings and queens. New York: Dutton. 

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