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Bearslayer by Andrejs Pumpurs (1841-1902)

CANTO I THE REVELATION OF BEARSLAYER Scene 1: The Council of the Baltic gods The gods gather In azure vaults of heaven soaring bright, In lofty castles filled with endless joy, The God of Thunder, Perkons, dwells in light, And pleasure knows whose sweetness cannot cloy. The Baltic gods in council gathered there, Of Destiny’s Father tidings to debate. His will decides the hues-both dark and fair- And sets the fickle course of mortal fate. The steeds of Perkons saddled in the court, With trappings glowing waited in the morn; The sun’s first rays a dazzling glitter brought, As polished...