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" I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life ; but I pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave, or stained with blood." His request was granted, and a freeman held up his hair for the fatal stroke ; but as the axe descended,... "
The Early and Middle Ages of England - Page 105
by Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 472 pages
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Northern Antiquities: Or, An Historical Account of the Manners, Customs ...

Paul Henri Mallet - 1847 - 606 pages
...Thorkell's question, " I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life, but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave or stained -with my blood." One of Hakon's followers then stepped forward and held his hair instead of the slave, but...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 18

1848 - 764 pages
...Thorkell's question : " I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life; but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave, or stained with my blood." One of Hakon's followers then stepped forward and held his hair instead of the slave, but...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 88

1848
...question : " I ' " fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life ; ' " but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a ' " slave, or stained with my blood." ' One of Hakon's followers then stepped forward and held his ' hair instead of the slave,...
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Lectures on the history of England, B.C. 55 to (A.D. 1272) by a lady [F.A ...

Frances Anne Trevelyan - 1850
...as fine as silk, flowing in ringlets over his shoulders." " I fear not death," he said, "but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave or stained with my blood." See Mallet's Northern Antiquities, p. 146. One custom was to entwine gold wires amongst...
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The Early and Middle Ages of England

Charles Henry Pearson - 1861 - 500 pages
...Danish invasions.—See Palgrave's Eng. Com., pp. 223-5. * Wilda's Gilden-Wosen; Drittes Haupt-stueck. laughed in death. When Sigurd, the pirate, who had...conquerors, that Sigurd and his remaining companions were spared. 1 It was one of the better results of this fearlessness, that it encouraged a punctilious love...
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History of England During the Early and Middle Ages, Volume 1

Charles Henry Pearson - 1867
...of their own ; their very jests had a terrible grimness ; they were silent when they suffered, and laughed in death. When Sigurd, the pirate, who had...conquerors that Sigurd and his remaining companions were spared.4 It was one of the better results of this 1 Wilda's Gilden-Wesen ; Drittes 3 Hen. Hunt., lib....
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The heroes of Asgard, by A. & E. Keary

Annie Keary - 1871
...death, he answered, " I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life, but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave, or stained with my blood." The story tells us he had long fair hair, as fine as silk, flowing in ringlets over his...
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The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology

Annie Keary, Eliza Keary - 1871 - 323 pages
...death, he answered, " I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life, but I must pray thee not to let, my hair be touched by a slave, or stained with my blood." The story tells us he had long fair hair, as fine as silk, flowing in ringlets over his...
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Chautauqua Library of English History and Literature: From the earliest ...

1879 - 214 pages
...of their own ; their very jests had a terrible primness ; they were silent when they suffered, and laughed in death. When Sigurd, the pirate, who had...and the blow fell upon his captor's hands. The rough humor of the joke so completely fell m with the spirit of iheir conquerors that Sigurd and his remaining...
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Kirkwall in the Orkneys

Buckham Hugh Hossack - 1900 - 550 pages
...Thorkell'a question—' I fear not death since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of my life, but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave or stained with my blood.' "One of Hakon's followers then stepped forward and held his hair instead of the slave, but...
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