Great was Valencia's plunder what time the town was ta'en, But that the spoils of that affray were greater yet, know well. Then harken unto me: 'Tis a noble day, yet nobler will tomorrow's battle be. . And first he forced Doroca tribute to him to pay, And then levied on Molina on the other side that lay, Teruel o'er against him to submit he next compelled And lastly Celfa de Canal within his power he held. Upon his brow the coif was disarrayed. Great wealth unto his followers because of this did fall.
From the tent he hastened then. Saddled is every charger, each steed is bridled well. And the ladies gave him welcome, on his coming that did wait. He brings his family to live with him. When thou seest me in battle, fear not at all for me.
They sought him in San Pedro, who was born in a good hour. » Alli pienssan de aguiiar, alli sueltan las rriendas; ala exida de Bivar ovieron la corneia diestra e entrando a Burgos ovieronla siniestra. The King for a gift to him your freedom gave to me, To take you to Valencia our land of lawful fee. Why he lost the King's favor a man may lightly see. Since by favor I win nothing by might then must I gain.
With the treasure they had taken his company turned back. With his own eyes he beheld it, to his face they spake thereon;- My lord the Cid was gladdened of the deeds that they had done. Pedro's coming-of-age gift to El Cid was his pick of a horse from an herd. Thy daughters wait for marriage 'tis these that bring the dower. And that they brought before him, and quickly to him gave.
Gentles, 'tis hardship dire To lack for bread, and see our wives and children waste away. I free them and exempt them both body and estate. And now his beard was growing; longer it grew apace. Thou madest firmament and earth, on the third day the sea. Such is become thy fortune and great thy gain shall be Ah Cid I kiss shine hands again -- but make a gift to me Bring me a Moorish mantle splendidly wrought and red. When we lodge within their dwellings, they shall do as we command.
And you shall lack for nothing while you dwell upon the earth. The medieval Spain was divided into few smaller countries, and the Arabs ruled one of them. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon, and published in Berkeley, California, by the University of California Press in the year 1919 as part of the series entitled Semicentennial Publications of the University of California: 1868-1918. Thou bringest here these ladies, whence we shall have great good, The fighting Cid his consort, and the daughters of his blood. They drove them from the gardens in exceeding sorry plight; Of the Moors a full five hundred they slaughtered in that fight. El Cid found work fighting for the rulers of , whom he defended from its traditional enemy,.
The word Cid Çid in old Spanish orthography , was a derivation of the dialectal Arabic word سيد or , which means lord or master. Thou didst let the Hebrews take Thee. In all things that they needed he bade men serve them well. Hard by Navas de Palos o'er Duero stream he went. He kissed thy hands and begged thee thine acceptance to accord.
Officially El Cid ruled in the name of Alfonso; in reality, El Cid was fully independent. What store of rich pavilions and carven poles beside To the lord Cid and his vassals by the chance of war did fall, And the King's tells of Morocco was the richest of them all, All gold wrought are the tent-poles that pavilion that sustain. Hereafter shall they all speak of me well. Meçio Mio Cid los ombros e engrameo la tiesta: «¡Albricia, Albar Fañez, ca echados somos de tierra! With a good squadron, camping as if within the wood. Like many feudal epics, The Lay of the Cid portrays the breakdown of the vassal-lord relationship due to some shortcoming of the lord, the manner in which the vassal attempts to deal with this situation, and reaches a climax and resolution in a detailed account of a formal trial. And down the Arbujuelo, spurring apace they ride. Horse and foot he made them wealthy then, And a poor man you could not find in all his host of men.
El Cid found work fighting for the rulers of , whom he defended from its traditional enemy,. When the good knight saw how greatly Minaya did delay, Then forth with all his henchmen on a night march he tried. Cid suspects that something bad will happen from the marriages but he allows it anyway. We shall pass the mountain ranges rough and of dreadful height. Above the Moorish battle two flags-in-chief arose, But of their mingling pennons the number who shall name? Unlike other European medieval epics, the tone is realist. Her own son, El Cid's grandson, would be elevated to the throne of as King. With a great rush did he run.
Since you banished him, by cunning has he taken Alcocer. A miracle most mighty on the cross there didst Thou do. What was his task of battle every man of them did know. Men hear today the horn of Roland blown To match the thunder of the guns of France, And nations with a heritage of grief Follow their dead victorious in Romance. The soul of the great epic, like the chief, Conquers in aftertime on fields unknown. To the camp's end the Castilian along with them did ride.