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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV. 1876–79.

Introductory to Spain

The Wandering Knight’s Song

By Spanish Ballad

Translated by J. G. Lockhart

MY ornaments are arms,

My pastime is in war,

My bed is cold upon the wold,

My lamp yon star.

My journeyings are long,

My slumbers short and broken;

From hill to hill I wander still,

Kissing thy token.

I ride from land to land,

I sail from sea to sea;

Some day more kind I fate may find,

Some night kiss thee.