James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

May 30

A Scot to Jeanne d’Arc

By Andrew Lang (1844–1912)

  • Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431.

  • DARK Lily without blame,

    Not upon us the shame,

    Whose sires were to the Auld Alliance true;

    They, by the Maiden’s side,

    Victorious fought and died;

    One stood by thee that fiery torment through,

    Till the White Dove from thy pure lips had passed,

    And thou wert with thine own St. Catherine at the last.

    Once only didst thou see,

    In artists imagery,

    Thine own face painted, and that precious thing

    Was in an Archer’s hand

    From the leal Northern land.