Minaya Alvar Fanez took leave of the good King:. And because of wicked slanderers art thou banished from the land. When the ladies with great honor the host had welcomed home, Then first into the city came the Bishop don Jerome. When my Cid left Alcocer ~tiig Moors, men and women, raised lamentations. Martin Antolinez joined them, and they weiitto San Pedro.
Needy men are gathering to him from all sides. At the time of the Cid one of the most powerful, or least petty, of these was Moctadir called in the 'Gesta' ' Almuctamir,' of the Beni Hud, who ruled over a considerable territory on both sides of the Ebro, and whose chief city was Saragossa. Antolinez, ' Why say that, my lord? The town of Monreal, which was not built till 1 1 20, is mentioned as if it was a well-known place. And therefore as methinketh, we must get hence away. And fain she was to kiss his hand, and, oh, she wept forlorn! Very merry with his vassals was the great Campeador. In Castejon much gold, and silver too, He captured. Between this, the historical Cid, and the Cid of romance, there are not many points of re- semblance.
After the lord Cid of Bivar they went upon their way, Three nights and days together upon the march were they. Nay we shall lose, moreover, the eyes within the head And, Cid, with our misfortune, naught whatever cost thou gain. It shall be in no other fashion, we will go smite the foe, In God's name and his Apostle's the good Saint James also. During his darkest moment, the vaunted courage of the Cid did not fail him and he determinedly set about reconquering the rich territories he had once before subdued. Then that the Lord was on his side, the Cid beheld it clear. El Cid went back to Valencia and returned the city to peace. In the evening unto Celfa they came the night to spend.
When the good knight saw how greatly Minaya did delay, Then forth with all his henchmen on a night march he tried. Ere sunrise I shall come unto thee. Forth the blood issued swiftly, and ran down the shaft apace. My nephew he hath wronged ; the wrong remaineth unre- paired : And now the lands that I protect to harry hath he dared. Battle of Quarte ; the Almoravides defeated. And now must I get hence away who am banished in disgrace, For the king from me in anger hath turned away his face. The Cantar de mio Cid has been well-received as a work of literature for several centuries.
And he left all behind him, and forsook the mountain side, Beyond the town of Teruel good don Rodrigo went. Outspoke the Cid Roy Diaz. In his hands remained the booty of that battle for a prey. Officially El Cid ruled under the Castilian crown. The fortune of each cavalier had sped exceeding well, One hundred marks of silver to each of them there fell, And each of the foot soldiers the half of that obtained. Castellanos y Leoneses Tienen grandes divisiones, is the beginnirg of one, and another ends with thanks to God for delivering 'honoured Castile from the subjection of Leon;' and in the 'Cronica Rimada' we have the dif- ference explicitly stated : Leon claimed to be ' head of the realms, and Castile rose against it' It seemed a happy settlement of these uneasy relations when Ferdinand I. This I do that they may lightly render service to their lord.
Then knew my Cid no hope was left of King Alfonso's grace. Of the Cid's deeds the tidings he was seeking to procure, And he yearned sore, ever sighing for battle with the Moor. An hundred most splendidly arrayed Sallied forth on noble llorses with trappings of brocade. They brought the message to the Count of Barcelona's hand, How that the Cid Roy Diaz was o'errunning all the land. And the ladies gave him welcome, on his coming that did wait. Though we wished him ill, we cannot diminish his estate; He will have alway our succor either in peace or war.
Straightway the King Alfonso crossed himself o'er and o'er. Of these, one, Teresa Ordonez, countess of Carrion, married Gonzalo Gomez, whence the patronymic of Gonzalez borne by the Infantes in the poem. People convinced King Alfonso that El Cid had planned to not show up, and let Alfonso and his army be defeated. With thirty thousand armed men he came to look them o'er. . To my Cid in his fifth share there fell a hundred horses.
The narrative itself is dry and prosaic, very different from that of the old poet, whose enthu- siasm always kindles at the clash of the swords and the war- cry of the Cid ; but it is for that reason all the more trust- worthy, and if it does not deserve the implicit confidence in all its statements which Huber seems to consider its due, its general agreement with Arabic testimony, in substance if not in matters of detail, makes it an authority of undeniable weight. And then his face upon them turned the great Campeador, He saw how twixt them and their hold there lay a mighty space; He made them turn the standard. As my lord Cid commanded so they brought the thing about. The blade, which is of moderate length, and broad, straight, and double- edged, may well be of the eleventh century, but the hilt is probably of the fifteenth or sixteenth. When the Cid returned to his family, they could understand the ferocity of the struggle.
With all men that he could gather who were of like intent And surplice-clad, with crosses of silver, once again They greeted good Minaya and the ladies of the train. The ' Poyo de Myo Cid ' is described 1. I commend them here to thee. The first part has 1084, the second one 1193 and the third one 1453 verses. They delayed not, to discover his desire their hearts were fain. And at length before Valladolid where the King lay they were. One of the oldest Spanish documents in existence; it is also the only Spanish epic to have survived almost intact.
Through coif and scarf, till from the scalp the locks it razed away, And half shorn off and half upheld the shattered head-piece Jay. No authority for many of its statements could be found, they were often damaging to the character of the hero, and always represented it in a light very different from that of tradition. Rodrigo dies, and his body is secured in a heroic riding pose, wearing his armor and cape, to an iron frame fitted to his saddle. Penacadell, outgoing and entrance, have they ta'en. And now the dawn was breaking and morning coming on, And the sun rising. Dame Ximena, wife of mine, didst thou beg this of me? And they pleaded with- King Alfonso that the trenchant swords Colada and Tizon should not be used in battle, and that the Campeador's champions «hould not fight with them. All the goods in my possession, I have them here with me.