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" I have briefly overronne, to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the history, that from thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may, as in a handfull, gripe al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seeme tedious and confused.... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 295
by Irishman - 1840
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Spenser's Faerie Queene, Volume 1

Edmund Spenser - Epic poetry, English - 1758
...Sir, I haue briefly oyerronne to direct your underftanding to the wel-hcad of the hiftory, that frgm thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the difcourje, which other-- wife may happily fcem tedious and confufed. So humbly crauing the continuance...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Spenser. Shakespeare ...

1792
...much, Sir, I haue briefly ouerronne to Ģiircii your undcrftanding to the wel-head of the hiftory, that from thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the cifccurfe, which otherwifc may happily Гест tedious and coufuicd. Ьо humbly eraED. SPENSER...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 2

Edmund Spenser - 1805
...much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your underftanding to the wel-head of the Hiftory ; • that, from thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the difcourfe, which otherwife may happily ieem tedious and confufed. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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First book of the Faerie Queene, canto I-IV

Edmund Spenser - English poetry - 1805
...Thus much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your underftanding to the wel-head of the Hiftory ; that, from thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the difcourfe, which otherwife may happily ieem tedious and confufed. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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Spenser, Daniel

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...many the like. Thus much, sir, 1 have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the history ; that, from thence gathering the whole...intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe, al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 3

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...many the like.' Thus much, sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the history ; that, from thence gathering the whole intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful cripe al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...many the like. Thus much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the History ; that, from thence gathering the whole...intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 1

Edmund Spenser - 1839
...many the like. Thus much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the History ; that, from thence gathering the whole...intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser: With a Selection of Notes from Various ...

Edmund Spenser - 1850 - 562 pages
...many the like. Thus much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head lse allurements wylie draft Had thousand women of...their love beraft, Yet now he was surpriz'd : for that al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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The Faerie Queene: Disposed Into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues

Edmund Spenser - 1855 - 820 pages
...many the like. Thus much, Sir, I have briefly overronne to direct your understanding to the wel-head of the history; that, from thence gathering the whole...intention of the conceit, ye may as in a handful gripe al the discourse, which otherwise may happily seem tedious and confused. So, humbly craving the continuance...
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