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" I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 293
by Irishman - 1840
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 21

1868
...the heroes of Scott's novels are to the readers of our time ; and he purposed " to portray in him, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues." This plan was to be comprised in twelve books ; and then he proposed, in case his plan succeeded, "...
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The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

Edwin Percy Whipple - England - 1869 - 364 pages
...as the heroes of Scott's novels are to the readers of our time; and he purposed " to portray in him, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues." This plan was to be comprised in twelve books; and then he proposed, in case his plan succeeded, "...
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Book I of The Faery Queene

Edmund Spenser - 1869 - 251 pages
...Politice, in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes :...
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The Canterbury tales and Faerie queene, with other poems of Chaucer and ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1870 - 624 pages
...other, named PoliticÚ, in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent poets, I labour to pourtray in Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave...the twelve private Moral Virtues, as Aristotle hath devised;2 the which is the purpose of these first twelve books : which if I find to be well accepted,...
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A first sketch of English literature

Henry Morley - 1873
...his whole intention in the course of this work," said only that he laboured to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve moral vertues, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of the first twelve books ; which...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...antique poets historieall ; .... by ensamplo of [whom] I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before ho was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private Morall Vcrtues, as Aristotle hath devised: the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes.'...
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The Civil Service Handbook of English Literature: For the Use of Candidates ...

Austin Dobson - Authors, English - 1874 - 296 pages
...gentle discipline.' Of this, King Arthur is his exemplar, and he strives ' to pourtraict ' in him, ' before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised.' Each ' morall vertue,' if the work had been finished, would...
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Book 1 of the Faery Queene

Edmund Spenser - 1875 - 251 pages
...Politice, in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellent Poets, I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertues, as Aristotle hath devised; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes :...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and ..., Volume 4

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...Politico in his Godfredo. By ensample of which excellente Poets, 1 labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private morall vertucs, as Aristotle hath devised ; the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes :...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1876 - 549 pages
...followed all the antique poets historicall ; ... by ensample of [whom] I labour to pourtraict in Arthure, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private Morall Vertues, as Aristotle hath devised : the which is the purpose of these first twelve bookes."...
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