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The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

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"Long, long ago when castles grim did frown, When massy wall and gate did ''fend each town; When mighty lords in armour bright were seen, And stealthy outlaws lurked amid the green And oft were hanged for poaching of the deer, Or, gasping, died upon a hunting spear; When barons bold did on their rights insist And hanged or burned all rogues who dared resist; When humble folk on life had no freehold And were in open market bought and sold; When grisly witches (lean and bony hags) Cast spells most dire yet, meantime, starved in rags; When kings did lightly a-crusading fare And left their kingdoms to the devil''s care-- At such a time there lived a noble knight Who sweet could sing and doughtily could fight, Whose lance thrust strong, whose long sword bit full deep With darting point or mighty two-edged sweep. A duke was he, rich, powerful--and yet Fate had on him a heavy burden set, For, while a youth, as he did hunt the boar, The savage beast his goodly steed did gore, And as the young duke thus defenceless lay, With cruel tusk had reft his looks away, Had marred his comely features and so mauled him That, ''hind his back, The ugly Duke folk called him-- "


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December 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: The Geste of Duke Jocelyn
Author(s): Jeffery Farnol
ISBN: 1-4344-1279-2 / 978-1-4344-1279-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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November 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: The Geste of Duke Jocelyn (Echo Library)
Author(s): Jeffrey Farnol
ISBN: 1-4068-6374-2 / 978-1-4068-6374-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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June 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: The Geste Of Duke Jocelyn
Author(s): Jeffery Farnol
ISBN: 1-4191-6358-2 / 978-1-4191-6358-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Availability: Amazon