The Faerie Queene: Book I

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Macmillan, 1893 - Epic poetry, English - 342 pages

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Books one and five (two, three, and four are coming later-figure that one out) of Spenser's opus get the red-carpet treatment. Each volume has an introduction, annotations, bibliography, glossary to ... Read full review

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Books one and five (two, three, and four are coming later-figure that one out) of Spenser's opus get the red-carpet treatment. Each volume has an introduction, annotations, bibliography, glossary to ... Read full review

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Page 217 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Page 260 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth : and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Page 296 - Whereupon, neither the first testament was dedicated without blood : for when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying, This is the blood of the testament, which God hath enjoined unto you.
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Page 166 - Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk.
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