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" The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 293
by Irishman - 1840
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The Fairy Queen, Volume 1

Edmund Spenser - 1758
...fhould be moft plaulable and pleafing, being coloured with an hifioricaj fict.on, the which the moft part of men delight to read; rather for variety of matter, than for profit of the enfample : I chofe the hiftory of King Arthur as molt fit fqr f he excellency of his perfon ; being...
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Spenser, Daniel

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...I concerned shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being co oured with an historical fiction, Vbv. which the most part of men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profile of the ensample, I chose the historye of king Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline: which for that I conceiued shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with...men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profite of the ensample, I chose the Historye of King Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 1

Edmund Spenser - 1839
...a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline : which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with...men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profile of the ensample, I chose the Historye of King Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency...
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The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser - English poetry - 1843 - 820 pages
...a gentleman or noble person in vertuoue and gentle discipline ; which for that I conceived shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with...men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profite of the ensample, I chose the Historye of King Arthure, as most fitte for the excellency...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 4

1844
...eoneeived, shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being eolored with an historieal fietion, the whieh the most part of men delight to read, rather for variety of matter than for profit of ensample, I ehose the history of King Arthure, as most fitte for the exeeleney of his person, being...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser: With a Selection of Notes from Various ...

Edmund Spenser - 1850 - 562 pages
...a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline : which for that I concerned shoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with...men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profite of the ensample, I chose the Historye of King Arthure, os most fitte for the excellency...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 1

Edmund Spenser - 1855
...a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline : Which for that I conceived snoulde be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historical! fiction, the which the i A. LETTER OP THE A.UTIIOES. most part of men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for...
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The Faerie Queene: Disposed Into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues

Edmund Spenser - 1855 - 820 pages
...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 historical fiction, the whicli the most part of men delight to rejd, rather for variety of matter than for profile of the ensample,...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser: With Observations on His Life and Writings

Edmund Spenser - 1857 - 549 pages
...gentleman or *noble person in rertuous and gentle discipline ; which for that I conceived shun Ide be most plausible and pleasing, being coloured with an historical fiction, the which the moat part of men delight to read, rather for variety of matter then for profile of the ensample, I...
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