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EDMUND SPENSER.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

FROM THE TEXT OF MR. UPTON, &c.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

Goe, little Booke! thyself present,
As child whose parent is unkent,
To him that is the Pi esident
Of Noblenesse and Chivalrie-...
And, asked who thee forth did bring?
A shepeheard's swaine say did thee sing,
All as his straying flocke he fedde:
And when his Honor hath thee redde
Crave pardon for thy hardy-head------
And when thou art past jeopardie,
Come tell me what was said of mee,
And I will send more after thee. SPENSER TO HIS BOOKI.

VOL. VII.

LONDON:
PRINTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OP J. BELL,

BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND,
BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNL 68
THS PRINCE OF WALES.

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Loe! I have made a Calendar for every yeere,
That steele in strength, and time in durance, shall out-weare;
And if I marked well the starres revolution,
It shall continue till the World's dissolution---
Goe, fittle Calendar! thou hast a free passport;
Goe, but a lowely gate amongst the meaner sort------
The better please, the worse displease; I aske no more.

SHEP. CAL. DEC.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. BELL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS

ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALES

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