The Cambridge History of English Literature, Volume 12

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Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller
The University Press, 1909 - English literature
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Page 229 - The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline: Which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historicall fiction, the which the most part of men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profite of the ensample...
Page 414 - What these elements are in themselves it skilleth not; it is enough, that to me which take them they are the body and blood of Christ; his promise in witness hereof sufficeth; his word he knoweth which way to accomplish; why should any cogitation possess the mind of a faithful communicant but this ? O my God, thou art true; O my soul, thou art happy!
Page 233 - In that Faery Queene I meane Glory in my generall intention, but in my particular I conceive the most excellent and glorious person of our soveraine the Queene, and her kingdome in Faery Land.
Page 235 - But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded ; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
Page 235 - ... loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone ! It is gone, that sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like a wound, which inspired courage while it mitigated ferocity, which ennobled whatever it touched, and...
Page 225 - And thinkes to throwe out thondring words of threate, Let powre in lavish cups and thriftie bitts of meate, For Bacchus fruite is frend to Phoebus wise ; And, when with Wine the braine begins to sweate, The nombers flowe as fast as spring doth ryse.
Page 241 - Abysme, Where being bredd, he light and heaven does hate : They in the mindes of men now tyrannize, And the faire Scene with rudenes foule disguize.
Page 228 - Renne after hastely thy silver sound ; But, when they came where thou thy skill didst showe, They drewe abacke, as halfe with shame confound Shepheard to see them in theyr art outgoe.
Page 225 - All otherwise the state of Poet stands, For lordly love is such a Tyranne fell : That where he rules, all power he doth expell. The vaunted verse a vacant head demaundes, 100 Ne wont with crabbed care the Muses dwell.
Page 515 - The Tragedies gathered by Jhon Bochas of all such Princes as fell from theyr Estates throughe the Mutability of Fortune since the creation of Adam until his time ; wherin may be seen what vices bring menne to destruccion, wyth notable warninges howe the like may be avoyded. Translated into English by John Lidgate, Monke of Burye.

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