And when she was seated the queen sang this little song: "From the land of murk and mist Fairy folk are coming To the mead the dew has kissed, And they dance where'er they list To the cricket's thrumming. "Circling here and circling there, Light as thought and free as air, Hear them ciy, 'Oho, oho, As they round the rosey go. "Appleblossom, Summerdew, Thistleblow, and Ganderfeather!
But, added she, giving him a wand of brass with a cross at the top, 'take this rod and go forth into the highway, and whomsoever thou meetest, were he governor of the ciy, say to him, "I summon thee to the service of the church, in the name of the Messiah." And he will not refuse thee.