One of the best known of the dramatic German ballads is the erl King.
In like manner goddot is contracted from God wot; and erl from e erl.
Also, she was afraid she would have to learn to play the “erl Knig” properly.
The one on the horse frightened her even as much as if he were the erl King.
The erl comes—he laughs—that I have never heard before—oh, there is something terrible approaching!
It is said that when the "erl King" was tried in the evening, the listeners at the convict thought it of questionable success.
Nach'erl, bein' jest even up, I done thought o' everything I been fergettin'.
To quote an old Devonshire saw on cob—Givun a gude hat and pair of butes an erl last for ever.
But the groves were empty; neither "erl King" nor his daughter were waiting for them.
I think of whispering Fays, and Elf, and erl, when their odour steals through me.